Tro*chan"ter (?), n. [NL., fr. Gr. .]

1. Anat.

One of two processes near the head of the femur, the outer being called the great trochanter, and the inner the small trochanter.

2. Zool.

The third joint of the leg of an insect, or the second when the trochantine is united with the coxa.


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