from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A rounded prominence at the end of a bone, most often for articulation with another bone.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A smooth prominence on a bone where it forms a joint with another bone.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A bony prominence; particularly, an eminence at the end of a bone bearing a rounded articular surface; -- sometimes applied also to a concave articular surface.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In anatomy, a protuberance on the end of a bone serving to form an articulation with another bone: more especially applied to the prominences of the occipital bone for articulation with the atlas, to the prominences at the distal extremity of the humerus and femur respectively, and to the proximal articular extremity of the lower jawbone of mammals.
- n. In the arthropod or articulated animals, a rounded portion of the hard integument fitting into another part to which it is articulated, as the proximal ends of the tibiæ in insects.
- n. An ancient Greek long measure, the eighth of a foot. See foot.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a round bump on a bone where it forms a joint with another bone
Latin condylus, knuckle, from Greek kondulos.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French condyle, from Latin condylus, from Ancient Greek κόνδυλος ("knuckle"). (Wiktionary)