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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.
9A); antennal segment 1 weakly swollen, parallel sided, relatively short; labium reaching to trochanteral joint of middle coxae.