trochanter major


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Related to trochanter major: trochanter minor, tractus iliotibialis

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]

trochanter major

Etymology: Gk, trochanter, runner; L, major, great
a large projection from the proximal end of the shaft of the femur. It is a point of attachment for the gluteus minimus and gluteus medius muscles. Also called greater trochanter.

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