Condyle (anatomy)

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Condyle
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Upper surface of right tibia.
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Identifiers
Latincondylus
TAA02.0.00.029
FMA75434
Anatomical terms of bone

A condyle (/ˈkɒndəl/ or /ˈkɒndl/;[1][2] Latin: condylus, from Greek: kondylos; κόνδυλος knuckle) is the round prominence at the end of a bone, most often part of a joint - an articulation with another bone. It is one of the markings or features of bones, and can refer to:

Although not generally termed condyles, the trochlea and capitulum of the humerus act as condyles in the elbow, and the femur head acts as a condyle in the hip joint.

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