small trochanter
Trochanter Tro*chan"ter, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ?.] 1. (Anat.) One of two processes near the head of the femur, the outer being called the {great trochanter}, and the inner the {small trochanter}. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) The third joint of the leg of an insect, or the second when the trochantine is united with the coxa. [1913 Webster]


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  • Trochanter — Tro*chan ter, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ?.] 1. (Anat.) One of two processes near the head of the femur, the outer being called the {great trochanter}, and the inner the {small trochanter}. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) The third joint of the leg of an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Trochanter — One of the bony prominences toward the near end of the thigh bone (the femur). There are two trochanters: {{}}The greater trochanter: A powerful protrusion located at the proximal (near) and lateral (outside) part of the shaft of the femur; The… …   Medical dictionary

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  • trochanter — [trə kantə] noun 1》 Anatomy any of a number of bony protuberances by which muscles are attached to the upper part of the thigh bone. 2》 Entomology the small second segment of the leg of an insect, between the coxa and the femur. Origin C17: from… …   English new terms dictionary

  • great trochanter — Trochanter Tro*chan ter, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ?.] 1. (Anat.) One of two processes near the head of the femur, the outer being called the {great trochanter}, and the inner the {small trochanter}. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) The third joint of the leg …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lesser trochanter — Infobox Bone Name = Lesser trochanter Latin = trochanter minor GraySubject = 59 GrayPage = 245 Caption = Left hip joint, opened by removing the floor of the acetabulum from within the pelvis. Caption2 = Upper extremity of right femur viewed from… …   Wikipedia

  • insect — insectival /in sek tuy veuhl/, adj. /in sekt/, n. 1. any animal of the class Insecta, comprising small, air breathing arthropods having the body divided into three parts (head, thorax, and abdomen), and having three pairs of legs and usually two… …   Universalium

  • spider — spiderless, adj. spiderlike, adj. /spuy deuhr/, n. 1. any of numerous predaceous arachnids of the order Araneae, most of which spin webs that serve as nests and as traps for prey. 2. (loosely) any of various other arachnids resembling or… …   Universalium

  • Insect morphology — Legend of body parts Tagmata : A Head, B Thorax, C Abdomen. 1. antenna 2. ocelli (lower) 3. ocelli (upper) 4. compound eye 5. brain (cerebral ganglia) 6. prothorax …   Wikipedia

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