what is difference between Tubercle and Trochanter
From Latin tuberculum.
tubercle (plural tubercles)
- (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.
- (botany) A small rounded wartlike protuberance of the roots of some leguminous plants; the lip of certain orchids, cacti.
- (pathology) A small rounded nodule forming the characteristic lesion of tuberculosis.
From French trochanter, from Ancient Greek τροχαντήρ (trokhantḗr)
trochanter (plural trochanters)
- (anatomy) In vertebrates with legs, the end of the femur near the hip joint, not including the head or neck.
- In some arthropods, the second segment of the leg, between the coxa and the femur.
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