n. [Gr. kondylos, knuckle]
1. A knoblike process that forms the fulcrum for joint movement.
The surfaces between arthropod joints, that provide the fulcra on which the joints move.
3. (BRYOZOA: Gymnolaemata)
In some cheilostomates, one of a pair of bilateral skeletal protruberances on which the operculum of an autozooid or mandible of an avicularium is hinged; in asymmetrical avicularia can be single.
4. (MOLLUSCA: Bivalvia)
An enlarged prominent end of a shell; condylar, condylic, condyloid adj..

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • Condyle — may refer to: Condyle (anatomy) The occipital condyle, which are the undersurface facets of the occipital bone. The lateral condyle of femur and lateral condyle of tibia. The medial condyle of femur and medial condyle of tibia. In the fruits of… …   Wikipedia

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  • condyle — 1630s, knob at the end of a bone, from Fr. condyle (16c.), from L. condylus, from Gk. kondylos a knuckle, of unknown origin …   Etymology dictionary

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  • condyle — [kän′dil, kän′dīl΄] n. [Fr < L condylus < Gr kondylos, knuckle, orig., hard lump or knob] a rounded process at the end of a bone, forming a ball and socket joint with the hollow part of another bone condylar [kän′də lər] adj …   English World dictionary

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  • condyle — noun /ˈkɒndɪl,ˈkɒndaɪl/ A smooth prominence on a bone where it forms a joint with another bone. , 1927: “Its the upper condyle of a human femur,” said I. Arthur Conan Doyle, ‘The Adventure of Shoscombe Old Place’ (Norton 2005 p. 1717) See Also:… …   Wiktionary

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