One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A protuberance above or on the condyle of a long bone, especially either of the two at the elbow end of the humerus.
- ‘Both pitchers presented with pain, tenderness, and swelling over the medial epicondyle of the humerus of the pitching arm.’
- ‘The first layer is composed of four muscles that arise partly from the medial epicondyle of the humerus and partly from the ulna.’
- ‘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.’
Mid 19th century: from French épicondyle, modern Latin epicondylus (see epi-, condyle).
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