trochlea

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noun troch·lea \ˈträ-klē-ə\

Definition of trochlea

  1. :  an anatomical structure that is held to resemble a pulley; especially :  the articular surface on the medial condyle of the humerus that articulates with the ulna

Origin and Etymology of trochlea

New Latin, from Latin, block of pulleys, from Greek trochileia, from trochilos sheave, from trochos wheel


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trochlea

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noun troch·lea \ˈträk-lē-ə\

Medical Definition of trochlea

  1. :  an anatomical structure resembling a pulley: asa:  the articular surface on the medial condyle of the humerus that articulates with the ulnab:  the fibrous ring in the inner upper part of the orbit through which the tendon of the superior oblique muscle of the eye passes


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