intertrochanteric crest

[ĭn′tər-trō′kən-tĕrĭk, -kăn-]


The rounded ridge that connects the greater and the lesser trochanter of the femur and that marks the junction of the neck and shaft of the bone.

Nearby words

  1. intertitle,
  2. intertransverse muscle,
  3. intertribal,
  4. intertriglyph,
  5. intertrigo,
  6. intertrochanteric line,
  7. intertropical,
  8. intertropical convergence zone,
  9. intertubercular plane,
  10. intertwine

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