Hypotrochoid Hy`po*tro"choid, n. [Pref. hypo- + trochoid.] (Geom.) A curve, traced by a point in the radius, or radius produced, of a circle which rolls upon the concave side of a fixed circle. See {Hypocycloid}, {Epicycloid}, and {Trochoid}. [1913 Webster]

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