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epicondyle Line breaks: epi|con¦dyle
Pronunciation: /ˌɛpɪˈkɒndɪl/

Definition of epicondyle in English:


A protuberance above or on the condyle of a long bone, especially either of the two at the elbow end of the humerus.
Example sentences
  • On the inner side of this is a smaller protuberance, the medial epicondyle of the humerus - the bone of the upper arm.
  • On physical examination, pain is present from the tip of the medial epicondyle to the pronator teres and flexor carpi radialis muscles.
  • The ulnar may pass in front of the medial epicondyle of the humerus or lie behind the condyle.


Example sentences
  • Fragmentation of the medial epicondylar apophysis was present in 50% of the pitchers but in only 12% of the nonpitchers and 6% of controls.
  • It occurs in about 25% of bodies, and takes the place of the fibrous arch normally passing between the epicondylar and ulnar heads of flexor carpi ulnaris.
  • The retroversion of the humerus was then measured as the angle between the collum humeri axis and the epicondylar axis.


Mid 19th century: from French épicondyle, modern Latin epicondylus (see epi-, condyle).

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