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 of an insect, or the second when the trochantine is united with the coxa. [1913 Webster]


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