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trochlear

[trok-lee-er] /ˈtrɒk li ər/
adjective
1.
Anatomy. of, relating to, or connected with a trochlea.
2.
Physiology, Anatomy. functioning like a pulley; pulleylike.
3.
Botany. circular and contracted in the middle so as to resemble a pulley.
noun
Origin of trochlear
1675-1685
First recorded in 1675-85; trochle(a) + -ar1
Related forms
subtrochlear, adjective
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trochlear troch·le·ar (trŏk'lē-ər)
adj.

  1. Of, resembling, or situated near a trochlea.

  2. Of or relating to the trochlear nerve.

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