Tubercle vs Trochanter what difference

what is difference between Tubercle and Trochanter

English

Etymology

From Latin tuberculum.

Noun

tubercle (plural tubercles)

  1. (anatomy) A round nodule, small eminence, or warty outgrowth, especially those found on bones for the attachment of a muscle or ligament or small elevations on the surface of a tooth.
  2. (botany) A small rounded wartlike protuberance of the roots of some leguminous plants; the lip of certain orchids, cacti.
  3. (pathology) A small rounded nodule forming the characteristic lesion of tuberculosis.

Synonyms

  • tubercule
  • tuberculum
  • tuberosity
  • eminence
  • nodule

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English

Etymology

From French trochanter, from Ancient Greek τροχαντήρ (trokhantḗr)

Noun

trochanter (plural trochanters)

  1. (anatomy) In vertebrates with legs, the end of the femur near the hip joint, not including the head or neck.
  2. In some arthropods, the second segment of the leg, between the coxa and the femur.

Derived terms

Related terms

  • trochantinal
  • trochantine

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