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trochanter

 [tro-kan´ter]
a broad, flat process on the femur, at the upper end of its lateral surface (greater trochanter), or a short conical process on the posterior border of the base of its neck (lesser trochanter). adj., adj trochanter´ic, trochanter´ian.
Position of greater and lesser trochanter on the femur and patella. From Applegate, 2000.

tro·chan·ter

(trō-kan'tĕr),
One of the bony prominences developed from independent osseous centers near the proximal end of the femur; there are two in humans, three in horses.
[G. trochantēr, a runner, fr. trechō, to run]

trochanter

/tro·chan·ter/ (tro-kan´ter) a broad, flat process on the femur, at the upper end of its lateral surface (greater t.), or a short conical process on the posterior border of the base of its neck (lesser t.) .trochanter´ictrochanter´ian

trochanter

(trō-kăn′tər)
n.
1. Any of several bony processes on the upper part of the femur of many vertebrates.
2. The second proximal segment of the leg of an insect.

tro·chan′ter·al, tro′chan·ter′ic (trō′kən-tĕr′ĭk, -kăn-) adj.

trochanter

[trōkan′tər]
Etymology: Gk, runner
one of the two bony projections on the proximal end of the femur that serve as the point of attachment of various muscles. The two protuberances are the trochanter major and the trochanter minor.

tro·chan·ter

(trō-kan'tĕr) [TA]
One of the bony prominences developed from independent osseous centers near the upper extremity of the femur; there are two in humans, three in horses.
[G. trochantēr, a runner, fr. trechō, to run]

trochanter

One of two major bony processes, the greater and lesser trochanters, on the upper part of the FEMUR. Muscle tendons are attached to the trochanters.

trochanter

  1. (in insects) the second segment from the base of the leg.
  2. (in vertebrates) one of several large processes near the head of the femur to which muscles are attached.

trochanter

prominence near end of a long bone; develops from independent centre of ossification

trochanter

one of three tuberosities on the femur, at the upper end of its lateral surface (greater trochanter), towards the upper end on its medial surface (lesser trochanter) and more distally on the lateral surface (third trochanter). The third trochanter is prominent in horses and rabbits.
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