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Noun: trochanter  trow'kan-tu(r) [N. Amer], tru'kan-tu(r) [Brit]
  1. One of the bony prominences developed near the upper extremity of the femur to which muscles are attached

Derived forms: trochanters

Type of: appendage, outgrowth, process

Part of: femoris, femur, thighbone

Encyclopedia: Trochanter