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[rom, romb] /rɒm, rɒmb/
Origin of rhomb
< Latin rhombus rhombus; compare French rhombe


a combining form representing rhombus in compound words:
Also, especially before a vowel, rhomb-. Unabridged
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  • rhomboid, rom′boid, n. a figure of the form of a rhomb: a quadrilateral figure having only its opposite sides and angles equal.

  • It consisted of five magnetic needles, ranged side by side on a horizontal line that formed the diameter of a rhomb.

    Great Facts Frederick C. Bakewell
  • The opposite face of the rhomb, from which issue the polarized, ordinary, and extraordinary rays.

    The Boy's Playbook of Science John Henry Pepper
  • Let this rhomb be cut along the plane b c; and the two severed surfaces, after having been polished, reunited by Canada balsam.

    Six Lectures on Light John Tyndall
  • B is silent when it follows m in the same syllable; as in lamb, &c. except in accumb, rhomb, and succumb.

  • Why did this pillow have to be placed so as to form a rhomb; and why did the girl's head have to rest exactly upon the diagonal?

British Dictionary definitions for rhomb


another name for rhombus
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Word Origin and History for rhomb

1570s, from Middle French rhombe, from Latin rhombus (see rhombus).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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rhomb in Medicine

rhombo- or rhomb-
Rhombus: rhomboid.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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