Antitrochanter

An`ti`tro`chan´ter


n.1.(Anat.) An articular surface on the ilium of birds against which the great trochanter of the femur plays.
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(19) This biomechanism is possible because of a shorter and thicker femoral neck that articulates with the dorsal rim of the acetabulum, the antitrochanter. The antitrochanter serves as a brace to prevent abduction of the hind limb and to decrease stress placed on the femoral head during bipedal locomotion.
The antitrochanter of birds: form and function in balance.