Trochlear
Trochlear Troch"le*ar, n. [L. trochlea block or pulley.] (Anat.) Shaped like, or resembling, a pulley; pertaining to, or connected with, a trochlea; as, a trochlear articular surface; the trochlear muscle of the eye. [1913 Webster]

{Trochlear nerve}. See {Pathetic nerve}, under {Pathetic}. [1913 Webster]


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  • trochlear — [träk′lē ər] adj. 1. Anat. of, having the nature of, or forming a trochlea 2. Bot. shaped like a pulley; round and contracted in the middle …   English World dictionary

  • trochlear — 1. Relating to a trochlea, especially the trochlea of the superior oblique muscle of the eye. SYN: trochlearis (1). 2. SYN: trochleiform. * * * troch·le·ar ər adj 1) of, relating to, or being a trochlea …   Medical dictionary

  • trochlear — adjective Date: circa 1681 1. of, relating to, or being a trochlea 2. of, relating to, or being a trochlear nerve …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • trochlear — /trok lee euhr/, adj. 1. Anat. of, pertaining to, or connected with a trochlea. 2. Physiol., Anat. pulleylike. 3. Bot. circular and contracted in the middle so as to resemble a pulley. n. 4. See trochlear nerve. [1675 85; TROCHLE(A) + AR1] * * * …   Universalium

  • trochlear — noun either of the two cranial nerves on either side that control the superior oblique muscles of the eyes • Syn: ↑trochlear nerve, ↑trochlearis, ↑fourth cranial nerve • Hypernyms: ↑cranial nerve …   Useful english dictionary

  • trochlear — adjective Shaped like, or resembling, a pulley; related to, or connected with, a trochlea …   Wiktionary

  • trochlear — adj. pertaining to a trochlea, concerning a smooth body part resembling a pulley on which another body part slides (Anatomy); like a pulley (Anatomy, Physiology); round and contracted in the middle like a pulley wheel (Botany) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • trochlear — a. Pulley shaped …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • trochlear — troch·le·ar …   English syllables

  • trochlear — troch•le•ar [[t]ˈtrɒk li ər[/t]] adj. 1) anat. of, pertaining to, or connected with a trochlea 2) anat. phl (of a body part or function) pulleylike 3) bot (of a plant part) circular and contracted in the middle so as to resemble a pulley 4) anat …   From formal English to slang

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