trochlear

[ trok-lee-er ]
/ ˈtrɒk li ər /
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adjective

Anatomy. of, relating to, or connected with a trochlea.
Physiology, Anatomy. functioning like a pulley; pulleylike.
Botany. circular and contracted in the middle so as to resemble a pulley.

noun


Nearby words

  1. troche,
  2. trochee,
  3. trochelminth,
  4. trochilus,
  5. trochlea,
  6. trochlear nerve,
  7. trochlear spine,
  8. trochoid,
  9. trochoid joint,
  10. trochophore

Origin of trochlear

First recorded in 1675–85; trochle(a) + -ar1

Related formssub·troch·le·ar, adjective

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Medicine definitions for trochlear

trochlear

[ trŏklē-ər ]

adj.

Of, resembling, or situated near a trochlea.
Of or relating to the trochlear nerve.

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