Origin of trochanter
Examples from the Web for trochanter
Trochanter I with dorso-terminal blade; postero-lateral angles of capitulum with rather short prolongations.Handbook of Medical Entomology|William Albert Riley
The Creodonta differ from all living Carnivores in having a femur with a third trochanter.The Vertebrate Skeleton|Sidney H. Reynolds
This trochanter is absent from the thigh bones of land-inhabiting dinosaurs with short tails, such as Stegosaurus and Triceratops.Dinosaurs|William Diller Matthew
Fulcrant: the trochanter when continued along the femur, as in Carabids.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology|John. B. Smith
In many families the trochanter appears to be represented by two small segments, there being thus an extra joint in the leg.
British Dictionary definitions for trochanter
Word Origin for trochanter
Word Origin and History for trochanter
1610s, from French trochanter (16c.), from Greek trokhanter, from trekhein "to run" (see truckle (n.)).