trochal

[troh-kuh l]
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adjective Zoology.

resembling a wheel.

Nearby words

  1. trobriand islander,
  2. trobriand islands,
  3. trocar,
  4. troch.,
  5. trochaic,
  6. trochanter,
  7. trochanterian,
  8. troche,
  9. trochee,
  10. trochelminth

Origin of trochal

1835–45; < Greek troch(ós) wheel + -al1

Related formspre·tro·chal, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for trochal

trochal

adjective

zoology shaped like a wheelthe trochal disc of a rotifer

Word Origin for trochal

C19: from Greek trokhos wheel

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