Anatomy. either of two knobs at the top of the femur, the greater on the outside and the lesser on the inside, serving for the attachment of muscles between the thigh and pelvis.
Zoology. any similar prominence on the femur in many other vertebrates.
Entomology. (in an insect) the usually small second segment of the leg, between the coxa and femur.
any of several processes on the upper part of the vertebrate femur, to which muscles are attached
the third segment of an insect’s leg
trochanter tro·chan·ter (trō-kān’tər)
Any of several bony processes on the upper part of the femur.
adjective 1. bordering on the tropics; nearly tropical. 2. pertaining to or occurring in a region between tropical and temperate; subtorrid; semitropical. noun 3. a subtropical plant. adjective 1. situated in, used in, characteristic of, or relating to the subtropics subtropical (sŭb-trŏp’ĭ-kəl) Relating to the regions of the Earth bordering on the tropics, just north […]
noun, Meteorology. 1. one of several highs, as the Azores and Pacific highs, that prevail over the oceans at latitudes of about 30 degrees N and S. Also called subtropical anticyclone. Compare high (def 37).
plural noun 1. subtropical regions. plural noun 1. the region lying between the tropics and temperate lands
noun 1. a subordinate type. 2. a special type included within a more general type. noun 1. a secondary or subordinate type or genre, esp a specific one considered as falling under a general classification programming If S is a subtype of T then an expression of type S may be used anywhere that one […]