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Medical Term:

trochlea

Pronunciation: trok'le-a, -le-e

Definition:

  1. A structure serving as a pulley.
  2. A smooth articular surface of bone upon which another glides.

[L. pulley, fr. G. trochileia, a pulley, fr. trecho, to run]

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