Trochanter

  • (noun): One of the bony prominences developed near the upper extremity of the femur to which muscles are attached.

Some articles on trochanter:

Lesser Trochanter
... The lesser trochanter (small trochanter) of the femur is a conical eminence, which varies in size in different subjects ...
Trochanteric Fossa
... humans, the medial surface of the greater trochanter has at its base a deep depression bounded posteriorly by the intertrochanteric crest, called the trochanteric fossa ... It is bounded medially by the internal trochanter (also known as the lesser trochanter), laterally by the posterior branch of the ventral ridge, and inferiorly by the convergence of the ... In turtles, the intertrochanteric fossa is bounded anteriorly by the trochanter minor (sometimes called the lesser trochanter) and posteriorly by the trochanter major (som ...
Fourth Trochanter
... The fourth trochanter is a shared characteristic common to archosaurs ... The fourth trochanter first appeared in the Erythrosuchidae, large basal archosaurian predators of the early Triassic period ...
Linea Aspera - Ridges - Above
... and runs almost vertically upward to the base of the greater trochanter ... or less well-marked, rounded tubercle, the third trochanter, is occasionally developed ... line is continued to the base of the lesser trochanter and gives attachment to the Pectineus the medial ridge is lost in the intertrochanteric crest between the intermediate and medial ridges a portion of ...
Gluteal Tuberosity
... almost vertically upward to the base of the greater trochanter ... crest, on which a more or less well-marked, rounded tubercle, the third trochanter, is occasionally developed ... upper extremity head fovea neck greater trochanter trochanteric fossa lesser trochanter intertrochanteric line intertrochanteric crest quadrate tubercle body linea aspera gluteal tuberosity / third ...