from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, resembling, or situated near a trochlea.
- adj. Of or relating to the trochlear nerve.
- adj. Botany Shaped like a pulley.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Shaped like, or resembling, a pulley; related to, or connected with, a trochlea.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Shaped like, or resembling, a pulley; pertaining to, or connected with, a trochlea
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pulley-like; forming a loop that acts like a pulley for a tendon to run through, or affording a surface like that of a pulley, upon which a bone may ride hack and forth. See trochlea.
- In botany, circular, compressed, and contracted in the middle of its circumference, so as to resemble a pulley, as the embryo of Commelina communis. Also trochleate.
- Pertaining to or connected with a trochlea: as, a trochlear muscle or nerve; trochlear movements.
- n. A trochlear muscle or nerve; a trochlearis. Also trochleary.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. either of the two cranial nerves on either side that control the superior oblique muscles of the eyes
From Latin trochlea ("block or pulley"). (Wiktionary)