intertrochanteric crest

(redirected from crista intertrochanterica)

in·ter·tro·chan·ter·ic crest

[TA]
the rounded ridge that connects the greater and lesser trochanters of the femur posteriorly and marks the junction of the neck and shaft of the bone.

intertrochanteric crest

[in′tərtrō′kanter′ik]
Etymology: L, inter + trochanter, runner, crista, ridge
one of a pair of ridges along the thigh bones, curving obliquely from the greater to the lesser trochanter.

in·ter·tro·chan·ter·ic crest

(in'tĕr-trō'kan-ter'ik krest) [TA]
The rounded ridge that connects the greater and lesser trochanters of the femur posteriorly and marks the junction of the neck and shaft of the bone.

intertrochanteric crest

On the posterior femoral shaft, the ridge of bone extending from the greater to the lesser trochanter. Synonym: intertrochanteric line
See also: crest
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