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rhomboideus

[ rom-boi-dee-uhs ]
/ rɒmˈbɔɪ di əs /
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noun, plural rhom·boi·de·i [rom-boi-dee-ahy]. /rɒmˈbɔɪ diˌaɪ/. Anatomy.
either of two back muscles that function to move the scapula.
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Also called rhomboid.

Origin of rhomboideus

1825–35; <New Latin (musculus) rhomboideus;see rhomboid, -eus
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British Dictionary definitions for rhomboideus

rhomboideus
/ (rɒmˈbɔɪdɪəs) /

noun plural -dei (-dɪˌaɪ)
anatomy either of two muscles that connect the spinal vertebrae to the scapulae

Word Origin for rhomboideus

C19: New Latin, from Late Latin rhomboides : see rhomboid
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