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Meaning of TROCHANTER

Pronunciation:  trow'kantur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  one of the bony prominences developed near the upper extremity of the femur to which muscles are attached
 

TROCHANTER is a 10 letter word that starts with T.

 

 See Also: appendage, femoris, femur, outgrowth, process, thighbone

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Tro*chan"ter\, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ?.]
1. (Anat.) One of two processes near the head of the femur,
   the outer being called the {great trochanter}, and the
   inner the {small trochanter}.

2. (Zo["o]l.) The third joint of the leg of an insect, or the
   second when the trochantine is united with the coxa.

 

 

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