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Trochanter definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

TROCHAN'TER, n. [Gr.] In anatomy, the trochanters are two processes of the thigh bone, called major and minor, the major on the outside, and the minor on the inside.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: one of the bony prominences developed near the upper extremity of the femur to which muscles are attached

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Greek trochant?r; akin to Greek trechein to run Date: 1615 1. a rough prominence at the upper part of the femur of many vertebrates serving usually for the attachment of muscles 2. the second segment of an insect's leg adjacent to the coxa trochanteral adjective trochanteric adjective

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 Anat. any of several bony protuberances by which muscles are attached to the upper part of the thigh-bone. 2 Zool. the second segment of the leg in insects. Etymology: F f. Gk trokhanter f. trekho run

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Trochanter 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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