Definitions for trochanteric-kənˈtɛr ɪk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

tro•chan•tertroʊˈkæn tər(n.)

  1. (in humans) either of two knobs at the top of the femur that serve for the attachment of muscles between the thigh and pelvis.

    Category: Anatomy, Zoology

  2. (in other vertebrates) any of two or more similar knobs at the top of the femur.

    Category: Zoology

  3. the second segment of an insect leg, between the coxa and femur.

    Category: Entomology

Origin of trochanter:

1605–15; < NL < Gk trochantḗr; akin to trochós wheel

tro`chan•ter′ic-kənˈtɛr ɪk(adj.)tro•chan′ter•al


  1. trochanteric(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to the trochanter of the femur

Webster Dictionary

  1. Trochanteric(adj)

    of or pertaining to one or both of the trochanters


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