trochantin

noun
tro·​chan·​tin
variants: or less commonly trochantine \ trōˈkantə̇n \
plural -s

Definition of trochantin

1 : the proximal of the two segments into which the trochanter of the leg of an insect may be divided and which is often united with the coxa
2 : the lesser trochanter of the femur

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Other Words from trochantin

trochantinal \ -​tənᵊl \ adjective
trochantinian \ ¦trōkən‧¦tinēən \ adjective

History and Etymology for trochantin

French trochantin, diminutive of trochanter, from Greek trochantēr

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“Trochantin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trochantin. Accessed 15 Oct. 2021.

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