Definition of rhomboideus in English:

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rhomboideus

Pronunciation: /rämˈboidēəs/

noun (plural rhomboidei /-dēˌī/)

Anatomy
A muscle connecting the shoulder blade to the vertebrae.
Example sentences
  • A slip at the level of rhomboideus minor, named rhomboideus minimus, extends from the scapula to thoracic or lower cervical vertebral spines.
  • Muscles acting on the scapula in this section include serratus anterior, rhomboideus minor, rhomboideus major, trapezius, and deltoid.
  • The slip from the inferior angle of the scapula has sometimes provided fasciculi that are directly continuous with the fibers of rhomboideus major.

Origin

Mid 19th century: modern Latin, from rhomboideus (musculus) (see rhomboid).

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Syllabification: rhom·boi·de·us

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