noun, plural rhom·bus·es, rhom·bi [rom-bahy] /ˈrɒm baɪ/.
- rhomboid fossa,
- rhomboid ligament,
- rhomboidal sinus,
- rhonchal fremitus,
Origin of rhombus
Examples from the Web for rhombus
When these notes are represented on the combined staffs with the counters, the resulting design is a rhombus.
The Rhombus cardina, a passable fish of the pleuronect genus.The Sailor's Word-Book|William Henry Smyth
Another drawer contains various figures: an oval, an ellipse, a rhombus, and a trapezoid.Dr. Montessori's Own Handbook|Maria Montessori
Or why the Noble Antoninus in some sence doth call the soul it self a Rhombus?The Works of Sir Thomas Browne|Thomas Browne
The triangles of the rhombus are different, for they are divided by opposite diagonal lines.
noun plural -buses or -bi (-baɪ)
Word Origin for rhombus
1560s, from Late Latin rhombus, from Greek rhombos "rhombus, rhomb, lozenge; spinning top, maghic wheel used by sorcerers; a spinning motion," from rhembesthai "to spin, whirl," from PIE *wrembh-, from *werbh- "to turn, twist, bend" (cf. Old English weorpan "to throw away"), from root *wer- (3) "to turn, bend" (see versus).