- an oblique-angled parallelogram with only the opposite sides equal.
- Anatomy. rhomboideus.
- Also rhom·boi·dal. having a form like or similar to that of a rhombus; shaped like a rhomboid.
Origin of rhomboid
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Geometrically, it is a cube being forced into a rhomboid by the fault.Silicon Valley Mansions, Swallowed Alive
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He named it rhomboides, meaning "rhomboid," from the shape of its body.Bass, Pike, Perch, and Others
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I am simply telling you what Dr. Rhomboid told me last night.
Then came Dr. Rhomboid's verdict, followed by my visit to Cornwall.
It is nearly a year since I came here, and a year was all Dr. Rhomboid gave me to live.
Occasionally they are elongated and flattened; they then assume the form of a rhomboid.Legal Chemistry
- a parallelogram having adjacent sides of unequal length
- having such a shape
C16: from Late Latin rhomboides, from Greek rhomboeidēs shaped like a rhombus
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Word Origin and History for rhomboid
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- Resembling a parallelogram having unequal adjacent sides.
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- A parallelogram with unequal adjacent sides.
- A parallelogram with four equal sides; an equilateral parallelogram.
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