(||Tro*chan"ter) n. [NL., fr. Gr. .]
1. (Anat.) One of two processes near the head of the femur, the outer being called the great trochanter,
and the inner the small trochanter.
2. (Zoöl.) The third joint of the leg of an insect, or the second when the trochantine is united with the
(Tro`chan*ter"ic) a. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to one or both of the trochanters.
(Tro*chan"tine) n. (Zoöl.) The second joint of the leg of an insect, often united with the
(Tro"char) n. (Surg.) See Trocar.
(Tro"che) n. [Gr. trocho`s anything round or circular, a wheel, properly, a runner, fr. tre`chein
to run. Cf. Trochee.] (Pharm.) A medicinal tablet or lozenge; strictly, one of circular form.
(Tro"chee) n. [L. trochaeus, Gr. from running, from to run. Cf. Troche, Truck a wheel.] (Pros.)
A foot of two syllables, the first long and the second short, as in the Latin word ante, or the first accented
and the second unaccented, as in the English word motion; a choreus.
(Tro"chil) n. [Cf. F. trochile. See Trochilus.] (Zoöl.) The crocodile bird.
The crocodile . . . opens his chaps to let the trochil in to pick his teeth, which gives it the usual feeding.Sir T. Herbert.
(||Troch"i*li) n. pl. [NL. See Trochilus.] (Zoöl.) A division of birds comprising the humming
(Tro*chil"ic) a. [See Trochilics.] OF or pertaining to rotary motion; having power to draw out
or turn round. "By art trochilic." Camden.
(Tro*chil"ics) n. [Gr. the sheaf of a pulley, roller of a windlass, from to run.] The science of
rotary motion, or of wheel work. Wilkins.
(Tro*chil"i*dist) n. [See Trochilus.] One who studies, or is versed in, the nature and habits
of humming birds, or the Trochilidæ. Gould.
(||Troch"i*los) n. [NL. See Trochilus.] (Zoöl.) The crocodile bird, or trochil.