[ 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.


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 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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