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trochal

[troh-kuh l] /ˈtroʊ kəl/
adjective, Zoology
1.
resembling a wheel.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; < Greek troch(ós) wheel + -al1
Related forms
pretrochal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for pretrochal

trochal

/ˈtrəʊkəl/
adjective
1.
(zoology) shaped like a wheel the trochal disc of a rotifer
Word Origin
C19: from Greek trokhos wheel
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