occipital condyle

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oc·cip·i·tal con·dyle

[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.
Synonym(s): condylus occipitalis [TA]

oc·cip·i·tal con·dyle

(ok-sip'i-tăl kon'dīl) [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.

occipital condyle

a projection of bone at the back of the vertebrate skull which articulates with the vertebral column. It is absent in most fish.

oc·cip·i·tal con·dyle

(ok-sip'i-tăl kon'dīl) [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.

condyle

a rounded projection on a bone, usually for articulation with another bone; a knuckle.

condyle fracture
one involving a condyle, most commonly distal humerus or femur in small animals and distal cannon bone in horses.
occipital condyle
flanking the foramen magnum.