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Trochanter

trochanter
1. (Science: anatomy) One of two processes near the head of the femur, the outer being called the great trochanter, and the inner the small trochanter.
2. (Science: zoology) The third joint of the leg of an insect, or the second when the trochantine is united with the coxa.
Origin: NL, fr. Gr.


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