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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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The defects were located over the trochanter (n = 12), groin (n = 8), perineum (n = 6), lower anterior abdomen (n = 6), gluteal region (n = 1), and ischial region (n = 1).
Furthermore, lateral approach is a standard for the plate passed through the greater trochanter. Shape of the plate can be designed with respect to the three-dimensional morphology of the greater trochanter for an easy and adequate implant placement; otherwise malposition of the plate would alter its biomechanical behavior and weaken the capacity of mechanical stability for injured bone [11].
Secondary endpoints included the change from baseline BMD at the hip (total hip, femoral neck, and trochanter) at 1 year, the change from baseline BMD at the spine and hip at 2 years, and 1- and 2-year changes in bone-turnover markers.
They attach to back of the pelvis and insert into the greater trochanter;
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.
Pedipalps with trochanter 1.82, femur 3.27, patella 2.15, chela (with pedicel) 3.11, chela (without pedicel) 2.85, hand (with pedicel) 1.93, hand (without pedicel) 1.67 times longer than broad, movable finger 0.84 times longer than hand (without pedicel).
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.
can be recognized from all known species of the genus by the reduced number (1/1/1) of seta on trochanter (3/2/2 in C.
They are present as follows: leg I: trochanter not granulated, with 1 seta; femur, patella, tibia, and tarsus not granulate; setae arranged same as adults; femur joined widely with patella; and patella 1.15-1.40 longer than femur.
Direct digital pressure was applied on the greater trochanter simultaneously.
Dynamic unloading device (Figure 1) applying consists in the following: two rods-4a, 4b -was inserted into the periacetabular area parallel to each other, then 4c rod was inserted to greater trochanter area towards femoral head and two rods (4d, 4e) into the femur.