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Medical Term:

trochanter

Pronunciation: tro-kan'ter

Definition: One of the bony prominences developed from independent osseous centers near the proximal end of the femur; there are two in humans, three in horses.

[G. trochanter, a runner, fr. trecho, to run]

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