trochanteric fossa

noun

Medical Definition of trochanteric fossa

: a depression at the base of the internal surface of the greater trochanter of the femur for the attachment of the tendon of the obturator externus

Learn More About trochanteric fossa

Dictionary Entries Near trochanteric fossa

trochanter

trochanteric fossa

trochar

See More Nearby Entries 

Cite this Entry

“Trochanteric fossa.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/trochanteric%20fossa. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!