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tro·chan·ter

 (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.

[New Latin, from Greek trokhantēr, ball of the hip joint, from trekhein, to run.]

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

trochanter

(trəʊˈkæntə)
n
1. (Anatomy) any of several processes on the upper part of the vertebrate femur, to which muscles are attached
2. (Zoology) the third segment of an insect's leg
[C17: via French from Greek trokhantēr, from trekhein to run]

tro•chan•ter

(troʊˈkæn tər)

n.
1. (in humans) either of two knobs at the top of the femur that serve for the attachment of muscles between the thigh and pelvis.
2. (in other vertebrates) any of two or more similar knobs at the top of the femur.
3. the second segment of an insect leg, between the coxa and femur.
[1605–15; < New Latin < Greek trochantḗr; akin to trochós wheel]
tro`chan•ter′ic (-kənˈtɛr ɪk) tro•chan′ter•al, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.trochanter - one of the bony prominences developed near the upper extremity of the femur to which muscles are attachedtrochanter - one of the bony prominences developed near the upper extremity of the femur to which muscles are attached
appendage, outgrowth, process - a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant; "a bony process"
femoris, femur, thighbone - the longest and thickest bone of the human skeleton; extends from the pelvis to the knee
Translations

tro·chan·ter

n. trocánter, una de las dos prominencias exteriores localizadas bajo el cuello del fémur;
greater ______ mayor;
lesser ______ menor.

trochanter

n trocánter m
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At the trochanter (the top of the thigh bone), average bone mineral density rose 0.
Lying next to the greater trochanter is a fluid filled sac called a bursa.
On plain roentgenogram a radio-opaque mass extending from the iliac fossa to the lesser trochanter was seen.
Initial response always starts in the bone, most commonly the acetabular roof, greater trochanter, fem oral epiphysis, and, rarely, the synovial membrane.
Natatory sensilla absent; ventral spinulae present on tibiae and tarsi, not as well developed on metaleg; coxa robust and elongate, coxal suture prominent on anterior surface; trochanter divided into two regions, lTr and 2TV; respective lengths (in mm) of individual segments of pro-, meso-, and metathoracic legs: coxae, 1.
The three other quads attach around the greater trochanter of the femur and just below it;
Bone mineral density was measured at 1-5 sites (lumbar spine, femoral neck, total hip, trochanter, total body, or forearm) in each study, so 70 tests of statistical significance were done across the studies.
Each femoral greater trochanter received one implant (3 x 3 x 10 mm), namely, the type-I collagen-GAG-coated HA on one side and the control HA sample contralaterally.
On the upper end of the femur is a bulge called the greater trochanter.
The lateral rotators--a set of six small muscles located underneath the gluteus maximus near the pelvic floor--help pull the greater trochanter out and back.
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The neck of the femur or the greater trochanter impinges on the rim of the acetabulum and thereby levers the head of the femur out of the acetabulum through a tear in the anterior hip capsule.