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Medical Term:

third trochanter


an occasional process at the proximal end of the lateral lip of the linea aspera of the femur, about on a level with the lesser trochanter, giving insertion to the greater part of the gluteus maximus muscle.

Synonym(s): trochanter tertiusTA

See Also: gluteal tuberosity

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