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troch·le·a

 (trŏk′lē-ə)
n. pl. troch·le·ae (-lē-ē′)
An anatomical structure that resembles a pulley, especially the part of the distal end of the humerus that articulates with the ulna.

[Latin, system of pulleys, from Greek trokhileia; akin to trekhein, to run.]

trochlea

(ˈtrɒklɪə)
n, pl -leae (-lɪˌiː)
(Anatomy) any bony or cartilaginous part with a grooved surface over which a bone, tendon, etc, may slide or articulate
[C17: from Latin, from Greek trokhileia the sheave of a pulley; related to trokhos wheel, trekhein to run]

troch•le•a

(ˈtrɒk li ə)

n., pl. -le•ae (-liˌi) -le•as.
a pulleylike anatomical structure or arrangement of parts.
[1685–95; < Latin: pulley block or sheave < Greek trochiléa, trochil(e)ía; akin to tróchilos sheave, runner, akin to tréchein to run]
Translations

troch·le·a

n. tróclea, estructura que sirve de polea.
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Of these, nine were too inconsistent within species to be useful: Shape of the lateral margin of the ectethmoid plate, size of the supraotic fenestra, relative lengths of the metatarsal trochleae, shape of the maxillopalatine bones, shape of the internal (= medial) process of the mandible, presence and nature of the Pocock foramina (Pocock 1966), the degree of the distal bend of the tarsometatarsus, degree of the medial curve of the rostral palatine, and presence and shape of a manubrium-sternum bridge.