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Kondulos (Greek) - Knuckle, knob
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In anatomy, the round "knuckle" appearing structures at the end of long bones.

  • The ends of lone bones that form the articulation of a joint
  • Seen in many long bones including the tibia, femur and humerus
  • The condyle is a component of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). It fits into the articular fossa (aka. mandibular fossa, glenoid fossa) of the temporal bone.
  • Condyloid process

    Consisting of the condyle and the neck leading up to the condyle, the condyloid process is the mandibular bone's "progression" into the condyle

    • Kondulos (Greek) - Knuckle, knob
    • Eidos (Greek) - Form, Resemblance or Shape, Likeness
    • Processus (Latin) - Process, progression, course
  • The condyloid process (aka. condylar process) is one of two bony eminences that project superiorly from the mandibular bone, towards the skull (the other being the coronoid process).
  • Condyloma acuminatum

    A genital wart characterized by a "knob"like shape with "sharp borders"

  • Aka genital wart, aka venereal wart, aka al wart, aka anogenital wart, skintoskin contact, HPV, Gardasil vaccine
  • Sexually transmitted disease spread through skintoskin contact caused by subtypes (6 and 11) of the human papillomavirus (HPV) that consist of warts varying in size that can be external or internal, usually without other symptoms.
  • Approved in 2008 by the FDA, the Gardasil vaccine covers subtypes 6, 11, 16 and 18 and is the recommended option for prevention of genital warts as well as cervical and other cancers in adolescents before becoming sexually active.
  • Condyloma lata

    "Knob" like growths on the genitals. Occur on the folds of moist intertriginous areas that coalesce such as the coral sulcus of the perineum or on the glans penis

  • Associated with secondary syphilis, caused by Treponema Pallidum
  • Epicondyle

    In anatomy, the round "knuckle" appearing structures at the end of long bones.

    • Epi (English) - Above, Upon
    • Kondulos (Greek) - Knuckle, knob
  • Specifically references the medial and lateral condyles of the humerus and femur
  • The articular surface of these 2 long bones