Definition of Trochanter. Meaning of Trochanter. Synonyms of Trochanter

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Definition of Trochanter

Trochanter
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.

Meaning of Trochanter from wikipedia

- known to have three trochanters, though the anatomic "normal" includes only the greater and lesser trochanters. (The third trochanter is not present in...
- The greater trochanter of the femur is a large, irregular, quadrilateral eminence and a part of the skeletal system. It is directed lateral and medially...
- In human anatomy, the lesser trochanter is a conical, posteromedial, bony projection from the shaft of the femur. it serves as the prin****l insertion...
- In human anatomy, the third trochanter is a bony projection occasionally present on the proximal femur near the superior border of the gluteal tuberosity...
- the hip joint capsule. Here the two trochanters, greater and lesser trochanter, are found. The greater trochanter is almost box-shaped and is the most...
- may be confused with terms for bones: coxa (meaning hip, pl.: coxae), trochanter, femur (pl.: femora), tibia (pl. tibiae), tarsus (pl. tarsi), ischium...
- The fourth trochanter is a shared characteristic common to archosaurs. It is a ****-like feature on the posterior-medial side of the middle of the femur...
- lateral surface of the greater trochanter. A bursa separates the tendon of the muscle from the surface of the trochanter over which it glides. The posterior...
- portion, end in a thick tendinous lamina, which p****es across the greater trochanter, and inserts into the iliotibial band of the fascia lata; and the deeper...
- either inserted into the region of the lesser trochanter (anterior or inner group) or the greater trochanter (posterior or outer group). Anteriorly, the...