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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Origin and Etymology of trochantin
French trochantin, diminutive of trochanter, from Greek trochantēr
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