Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Shaped like or resembling a wheel, as the ciliated ring of a rotifer.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Resembling a wheel.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Resembling a wheel.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Wheel-like; rotiform; discoidal: as, a trochal disk or organ (see below). Also trochate.
  • Having a trochal disk or organ; trochate; trochiferous.
  • Encircling or surrounding, like the tire of a wheel or the rim of a disk: as, a trochal set of cilia.
  • Revolving; spinning like a top; trochilic.

Etymologies

From Greek trokhos, wheel; see troche.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek a wheel. (Wiktionary)

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  • Shaped like or resembling a wheel.

    September 22, 2009

  • here we go round-n-round

    February 26, 2007