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trochlea

[ trok-lee-uh ]
/ ˈtrɒk li ə /
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noun, plural troch·le·ae [trok-lee-ee], /ˈtrɒk liˌi/, troch·le·as.Anatomy.
a pulleylike structure or arrangement of parts.
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Origin of trochlea

1685–95; <Latin: pulley block or sheave <Greek trochiléa, trochil(e)ía; akin to tróchilos sheave, runner, akin to tréchein to run
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British Dictionary definitions for trochlea

trochlea
/ (ˈtrɒklɪə) /

noun plural -leae (-lɪˌiː)
any bony or cartilaginous part with a grooved surface over which a bone, tendon, etc, may slide or articulate

Word Origin for trochlea

C17: from Latin, from Greek trokhileia a sheaf of pulleys; related to trokhos wheel, trekhein to run
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