[ troh-kuhl ]
/ ˈtroʊ kəl /
resembling a wheel.
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Origin of trochal
1835–45; <Greek troch(ós) wheel + -al1
OTHER WORDS FROM trochalpre·tro·chal, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for trochal
On the sides of the ventral depression are two ridges which form the lateral boundaries of the trochal disc.
At a later period the lateral ridges of the trochal disc meet dorsally and so enclose the proral lobe.
British Dictionary definitions for trochal
/ (ˈtrəʊkəl) /
zoology shaped like a wheelthe trochal disc of a rotifer
Word Origin for trochal
C19: from Greek trokhos wheel
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