third trochanter

(redirected from trochanter tertius)

third tro·chan·ter

[TA]
an occasional process at the proximal end of the lateral lip of the linea aspera of the femur, about on a level with the lesser trochanter, giving insertion to the greater part of the gluteus maximus muscle.
See also: gluteal tuberosity.
Synonym(s): trochanter tertius [TA]

third trochanter

The gluteal tubercle of the femur when it is unusually prominent.
See also: trochanter
References in periodicals archive ?
Similar to the studies of Ozdemir and Karan (2001) and Karan (2012), trochanter tertius was not found in the present study.