greater trochanter

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great·er tro·chan·ter

[TA]
a strong process at the proximal and lateral part of the shaft of the femur, overhanging the root of the neck; it gives attachment to the gluteus medius and minimus, piriformis, obturator internus and externus, and gemelli muscles.
Synonym(s): trochanter major [TA]

greater trochanter

n.
A strong process overhanging the root of the neck of the femur, giving attachment to the middle and least gluteal muscles as well as other muscles that control thigh movement.

greater trochanter

a large projection of the femur, to which are attached various muscles, including the gluteus medius, gluteus maximus, and obturator internus. The greater trochanter projects from the angle formed by the neck and body of the femur.

great·er tro·chan·ter

(grā'tĕr trō-kan'tĕr)
A strong process at the proximal and lateral part of the shaft of the femur, overhanging the root of the neck; it gives attachment to the gluteus medius and minimus, piriformis, obturator internus and externus, and gemelli muscles.
Synonym(s): trochanter major [TA] .

trochanter major

; greater trochanter bony prominence adjacent to root of neck of femur, palpable at lateral aspect of hip joint
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