condyle path


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con·dyle path

the path traveled by the mandibular condyle in the temporomandibular joint during the various mandibular movements.

condyle path

The path traversed by the condyle during various mandibular movements.
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con·dyle path

(kondīl path)
Trajectory of real or putative condylar point during movement. In research, image-defined condylar landmarks matched with jaw movement recordings will result in actual condylar paths. Clinically, a putative condylar point located by palpation for determining landmarks (e.g., terminal hinge axis) will be tracked during jaw movement to create a condyle path; also frequently used to describe movement of condylar sphere of an articulator.