from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In anatomy, a trochlear muscle or nerve. See phrases under trochlear.

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  • n. either of the two cranial nerves on either side that control the superior oblique muscles of the eyes


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  • —The inferior surface (Fig. 135) of each orbital plate is smooth and concave, and presents, laterally, under cover of the zygomatic process, a shallow depression, the lacrimal fossa, for the lacrimal gland; near the nasal part is a depression, the fovea trochlearis, or occasionally a small trochlear spine, for the attachment of the cartilaginous pulley of the Obliquus oculi superior.

    II. Osteology. 5a. 3. The Frontal Bone

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