trochanter

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trochanter

[trō′kan·tər]
(anatomy)
A process on the proximal end of the femur in many vertebrates, which serves for muscle attachment and, in birds, for articulation with the ilium.
(invertebrate zoology)
The second segment of an insect leg, counting from the base.
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Some authors have stated that osteotomy of the trochanter major may lead to early physeal closure and may cause growth retardation in the proximal femur (15).
Although it has been reported that caput ossis femoris was aligned with trochanter major in lynx (Atalar and Ozdemir, 2002; Dyce et al.
1 cm on the right side; the length of the right leg from trochanter major to the malleolus lateralis to the nearest 0.