- - balancing side c. in dentistry, the mandibular c. on the side away from which the mandible moves in a lateral excursion.- c. of humerus [TA] the distal end of the humerus, including the trochlea, capitulum and the olecranon, coronoid and radial fossae. SYN: condylus humeri [TA].- lateral c. of femur [TA] the lateral c. is longer than the medial c.. SYN: condylus lateralis femoris [TA].- lateral c. of tibia [TA] the lateral c. is longer than the medial c.. SYN: condylus lateralis tibiae [TA].- medial c. of femur [TA] the shorter c. closest to the midline. SYN: condylus medialis femoris [TA].- medial c. of tibia [TA] the shorter c. closest to the midline. SYN: condylus medialis tibiae [TA].- occipital c. [TA] one of two elongated oval facets on the undersurface of the occipital bone, one on each side of the foramen magnum, which articulate with the atlas. SYN: condylus occipitalis [TA].- working side c. in dentistry, the mandibular c. on the side toward which the mandible moves in a lateral excursion.
* * *con·dyle 'kän-.dīlalso -dəl n an articular prominence of a bone used chiefly of such as occur in pairs resembling a pair of knuckles (as those of the occipital bone for articulation with the atlas, those at the distal end of the humerus and femur, and those of the lower jaw) see LATERAL CONDYLE, MEDIAL CONDYLE
* * *n.a rounded protuberance that occurs at the ends of some bones, e.g. the occipital bone, and forms an articulation with another bone.
* * *con·dyle (konґdīl) condylus. condylar adj
Medical dictionary. 2011.