trochlear

adjective

troch·​le·​ar ˈträ-klē-ər How to pronounce trochlear (audio)
1
: of, relating to, or being a trochlea
2
: of, relating to, or being a trochlear nerve

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1681, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of trochlear was circa 1681

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Cite this Entry

“Trochlear.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trochlear. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

trochlear

adjective
troch·​le·​ar -ər How to pronounce trochlear (audio)
1
: of, relating to, or being a trochlea
2
: of, relating to, or being a trochlear nerve
trochlear fibers
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