rhomboid

[ rom-boid ]
/ ˈrɒm bɔɪd /

noun

an oblique-angled parallelogram with only the opposite sides equal.
Anatomy. rhomboideus.

adjective

Also rhom·boi·dal. having a form like or similar to that of a rhombus; shaped like a rhomboid.

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Origin of rhomboid

1560–70; <Late Latin rhomboīdes<Greek rhomboeidḕs (schêma) rhomboid (form, shape). See rhombus, -oid

OTHER WORDS FROM rhomboid

rhom·boi·dal·ly, adverbsub·rhom·boid, adjectivesub·rhom·boi·dal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for rhomboid

rhomboid
/ (ˈrɒmbɔɪd) /

noun

a parallelogram having adjacent sides of unequal length

adjective Also: rhom'boidal

having such a shape

Word Origin for rhomboid

C16: from Late Latin rhomboides, from Greek rhomboeidēs shaped like a rhombus
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Medical definitions for rhomboid

rhomboid
[ rŏmboid′ ]

adj.

Resembling a parallelogram having unequal adjacent sides.
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Scientific definitions for rhomboid

rhomboid
[ rŏmboid′ ]

A parallelogram with unequal adjacent sides.

Other words from rhomboid

rhomboid, rhomboidal adjective
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