trochlea

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Borrowed from Latin trochlea (case or sheaf containing one or more pulleys, block).

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trochlea (plural trochleae or trochleas)

  1. (anatomy) A structure resembling or acting like a pulley.
    1. In the elbow joint, the articular surface of the lower extremity of the humerus, grasped by the trochlear notch of the ulna.
    2. A pulley-like cartilage through which the superior oblique muscle of the eyeball passes.

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EtymologyEdit

Contracted from Ancient Greek τροχῐλείᾱ (trokhileíā, pulley, block-and-tackle equipment), from τροχῐ́λος (trokhílos, sheave in block-and-tackle equipment) +‎ -είᾱ (-eíā, nominal suffix).

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trochlea f (genitive trochleae); first declension

  1. mechanical contrivance for raising weights; case or sheaf containing one or more pulleys; pulley block

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First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative trochlea trochleae
Genitive trochleae trochleārum
Dative trochleae trochleīs
Accusative trochleam trochleās
Ablative trochleā trochleīs
Vocative trochlea trochleae

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  • Alemannic German: Trüegle
  • English: trochlea

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