trochantin

noun tro·chan·tin
variants: or less commonly trochantine \trōˈkantə̇n\

Definition of trochantin

plural -s
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

trochantinal

\-tənᵊl\ adjective

trochantinian

\¦trōkən‧¦tinēən\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of trochantin

French trochantin, diminutive of trochanter, from Greek trochantēr


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