rhomboideus

[rom-boi-dee-uh s]

noun, plural rhom·boi·de·i [rom-boi-dee-ahy] /rɒmˈbɔɪ diˌaɪ/. Anatomy.

either of two back muscles that function to move the scapula.

Nearby words

  1. rhombohedron,
  2. rhomboid,
  3. rhomboid fossa,
  4. rhomboid ligament,
  5. rhomboidal sinus,
  6. rhombus,
  7. rhonchal fremitus,
  8. rhonchial,
  9. rhonchus,
  10. rhonda

Origin of rhomboideus

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

Also called rhomboid.

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British Dictionary definitions for rhomboideus

rhomboideus

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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