quadratus

n.

"square-shaped muscle," 1727, from Latin quadratus "square, squared" (see quadratic).


Nearby words

  1. quadratic formula,
  2. quadratic residue,
  3. quadratics,
  4. quadrature,
  5. quadrature of the circle,
  6. quadrel,
  7. quadrella,
  8. quadrennial,
  9. quadrennium,
  10. quadri-

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