Third trochanter

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Bone: Third trochanter
Latin trochanter tertius
Gray's subject #59 246
/ Elsevier

The upper part of the gluteal tuberosity is often elongated into a roughened crest, on which a more or less well-marked, rounded tubercle, the third trochanter, is occasionally developed.

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