occipital condyle
noun Date: circa 1860 an articular surface on the occipital bone by which the skull articulates with the atlas

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  • Occipital condyle — Occipital bone. Outer surface. (Condyle for artic. with atlas labeled at lower left.) Latin condylus occipitalis Gray s …   Wikipedia

  • occipital condyle — n an articular surface on the occipital bone on each side of the foramen magnum by which the skull articulates with the atlas * * * condylus occipitalis …   Medical dictionary

  • occipital condyle — the portion of the occipital bone which articulates with the first vertebra (atlas) …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • occipital condyle — Anat. a protrusion on the occipital bone of the skull that forms a joint with the first cervical vertebra, enabling the head to move relative to the neck. [1855 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • occipital condyle — noun 1. : an articular surface on the occipital bone by which the skull articulates with the atlas 2. : a projection of the border of the postocciput of the insect head to which the lateral neck plates articulate …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • Occipital — The word occipital, in zoology, pertains to the occiput (rear of the skull).[1] Occipital is a descriptor for several areas of animal human anatomy. External occipital protuberance Internal occipital crest Greater occipital nerve Lesser occipital …   Wikipedia

  • condyle — the articulating, rounded surface of a bone, e.g. the occipital condyle is the surface of the skull articulating with the atlas vertebra …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • condyle — [ kɔ̃dil ] n. m. • 1539; lat. condylus, gr. kondulos « articulation » ♦ Anat. Saillie articulaire arrondie d un os ou d un appendice (⇒ glénoïde). Condyle huméral, fémoral. Adj. CONDYLIEN, IENNE . ● condyle nom masculin Portion osseuse, en forme… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Occipital bone — Bone: Occipital bone Sagittal section of skull. (Occipital bone is at right, in blue.) …   Wikipedia

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