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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

(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.

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.
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(26) Inner face of hind leg trochanter and femur showing trochanteral and femoral (enclosed by hatched line) organs, arrow points basally.
STRUCTURE: Head: Eyes stylate; posteromedial angle of eye removed from anterolateral angle of pronotum by distance about equal to diameter of antennal segment 1; posterior margin of eyes nearly straight, posterior margin of vertex concave across anterior margin of pronotum; antennal segment 1 weakly swollen, parallel sided, relatively short; labium reaching to trochanteral joint of forecoxae.
However, there are also significant differences in body build, eye sizes, trochanteral notches and cuticular sculpturing, which make the placement of T.