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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.


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