1. <machinery> A pulley.

2. <anatomy> A pulley, or a structure resembling a pulley; as, the trochlea, or pulleylike end, of the humerus, which articulates with the ulna; or the trochlea, or fibrous ring, in the upper part of the orbit, through which the superior oblique, or trochlear, muscle of the eye passes.

Origin: L, a case or sheaf containing one or more pulleys, Gr. See Trochilics.

(01 Mar 1998)

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