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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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with long antennae, 2 mesothoracic macrosetae, trochanteral organ with long flexible setae, dental spines, and lacking femoral organ; and Sulcuncus with short antennae, 1 mesothoracic macroseta, trochanteral organ with short, stiff, spine-like setae, femoral organ present, and without dental spines.
STRUCTURE: Head: Eyes stylate; posteromedial angle of eye removed from anterolateral angle of pronotum by distance about equal to diameter of antennal segment 1; posterior margin of eyes nearly straight, posterior margin of vertex concave across anterior margin of pronotum; antennal segment 1 weakly swollen, parallel sided, relatively short; labium reaching to trochanteral joint of forecoxae.
However, there are also significant differences in body build, eye sizes, trochanteral notches and cuticular sculpturing, which make the placement of T.