Definition of trochlear in US English:



  • Relating to a part of the body resembling a pulley.

    • ‘A capsulotomy was performed and the patella was dislocated laterally to expose the articular surface of the trochlear groove.’
    • ‘The coronoid process is the anterior protrusion which forms part of the border for the trochlear notch.’
    • ‘No significant difference in total mean chondrocyte density between trochlear, patellar, tibial, and femoral condyles was observed.’
    • ‘High values on the second canonical variate can be interpreted as describing a large and medially projecting trochlea flange, and a relatively wide trochlear notch.’
    • ‘Inferior to the trochlear notch is the coronoid process.’