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  • adj. rhomboid, having a rhomboid shape

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having, or approaching, the shape of a rhomboid.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the shape of a rhomboid.
  • Specifically, in anatomy, said of muscles whose fibers run obliquely from the point of origin to the point of insertion, as in the so-called ‘penniform muscles’ in which a large number of fibers are attached to a long tendon-like barrel on the side of a feather. Correlative with pyramidal, 3, or triangular, and prismatic, 3.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. shaped like a rhombus or rhomboid


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