[ troh-koid ]
/ ˈtroʊ kɔɪd /
Geometry. a curve traced by a point on a radius or an extension of the radius of a circle that rolls, without slipping, on a curve, another circle, or a straight line. Equation: x = aθ − b sin θ, y = a − b cos θ.
rotating on an axis, as a wheel.
Origin of trochoid
Related formstro·choi·dal, adjectivetro·choi·dal·ly, adverb
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Then any point in the circumference of the half-crown will move through a curve called a ‘trochoid.’Boating|W. B. Woodgate
British Dictionary definitions for trochoid
/ (ˈtrəʊkɔɪd) /
the curve described by a fixed point on the radius or extended radius of a circle as the circle rolls along a straight line
adjective Also: trochoidal
rotating or capable of rotating about a central axis
anatomy (of a structure or part) resembling or functioning as a pivot or pulley
Derived Formstrochoidally, adverb
Word Origin for trochoid
C18: from Greek trokhoeidēs circular, from trokhos wheel
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Medicine definitions for trochoid
[ trō′koid′, trŏk′oid′ ]
Capable of or exhibiting rotation about a central axis.
Permitting rotation, as a pivot.
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