Trochite

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Trochite (Paleon) A wheel-like joint of the stem of a fossil crinoid.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n trochite One of the disks or wheel-like joints of the stem of an encrinite; a wheelstone, screw-stone, or entrochus.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Trochite trō′kīt one of the wheel-like joints of the stem of an encrinite
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. a wheel

Usage

In literature:

In the pig, dog, and cat, it is inserted into the greater tuberosity (trochiter) of the bone of the arm.
"Artistic Anatomy of Animals" by Édouard Cuyer
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