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Medical Term:

lesser trochanter


Definition: a pyramidal process projecting from the medial and proximal part of the shaft of the femur at the line of junction of the shaft and the neck; it receives the insertion of the psoas major and iliacus (iliopsoas) muscles.

Synonym(s): trochanter minorTA, small trochanter, trochantin

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