[ trok-lee-er ]
/ ˈtrɒk li ər /


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.


Origin of trochlear

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

Related forms

sub·troch·le·ar, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Medicine definitions for trochlear


[ trŏklē-ər ]


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