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Definition of "epicondyle" [ep•i•con•dyle]

  • A rounded projection at the end of a bone, located on or above a condyle and usually serving as a place of attachment for ligaments and tendons. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "epicondyle" in a sentence
  • "Operative vs. nonoperative treatment of medial epicondyle fractures"
  • ""The bone's got a fracture clearly visible just above the medial epicondyle, whatever that is.""
  • ""Medial epicondyle, trochlea, greater and lesser tubercle, " he said."