trochanteral

trochanter

[troh-kan-ter]
noun
1.
Anatomy. either of two knobs at the top of the femur, the greater on the outside and the lesser on the inside, serving for the attachment of muscles between the thigh and pelvis.
2.
Zoology. any similar prominence on the femur in many other vertebrates.
3.
Entomology. (in an insect) the usually small second segment of the leg, between the coxa and femur.

Origin:
1605–15; < Neo-Latin < Greek trochantḗr ball on which the hip bone turns in its socket

trochanteric [troh-kuhn-ter-ik] , trochanteral, adjective
subtrochanteric, adjective
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trochanter (trəʊˈkæntə)
 
n
1.  any of several processes on the upper part of the vertebrate femur, to which muscles are attached
2.  the third segment of an insect's leg
 
[C17: via French from Greek trokhantēr, from trekhein to run]

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trochanter tro·chan·ter (trō-kān'tər)
n.
Any of several bony processes on the upper part of the femur.

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