trochlea

trochlea, pl. trochleae (trok´le-a, -le-e) [NA]

1. A structure serving as a pulley. 2. A smooth articular surface of bone upon which another glides. 3. A fibrous loop in the orbit, near the nasal process of the frontal bone, through which passes the tendon of the superior oblique muscle of the eye. [L. pulley, fr. G. trochileia, a pulley, fr. trecho, to run]
t. fem´oris patellar surface of femur
t. fibula´ris calca´nei [NA] * official alternate term for peroneal t. of calcaneus
t. hu´meri [NA] t. of humerus
t. of humerus the grooved surface at the lower end of the humerus articulating with the trochlear notch of the ulna.t. humeri [NA], pulley of humerus;
t. muscula´ris [NA] muscular pulley
peroneal t. of calcaneus a projection from the lateral side of the calcaneus between the tendons of the peroneus longus and brevis.t. peronealis [NA], t. fibularis calcanei [NA], peroneal pulley, processus trochlearis, spina peronealis, trochlear process;
t. peronea´lis [NA] peroneal t. of calcaneus
t. phalan´gis [NA] * official alternate term for head of phalanx, head of phalanx
t. ta´li [NA] t. of the talus
t. of the talus the rounded articular surface of the talus articulating with the distal ends of the tibia and fibula.t. tali [NA], pulley of talus;

 

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