A bony projection on the distal epiphysis of the humerus that is the attachment site for the extensor muscles of the distal parts of the forelimb. In humans, this is known as the lateral epicondyle, but the position varies across tetrapods. [ http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15064415 https://github.com/obophenotype/uberon/issues/40 PHENOSCAPE:ad http://palaeos.com/vertebrates/glossary/glossaryE.html ]

Synonyms: epicondylus lateralis (humerus)

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Rounded projection at the distal head of the humerus (larger and more prominent than the lateral epicondyle) and lateral to the humeral head, which serves as a place of attachment for the mm extensor antebrachii et carpi radialis, extensor digitorum communis, and in part to the m extensor antebrachii et carpi ulnaris.[AAO]

has broad synonym

lateral epicondyle


has related synonym

dorsal epicondyle of humerus

e. lateralis humeri

epicondylus lateralis humeri

lateral epicondyle of humerus

dorsal epicondyle of the humerus