Definition of rhomboideus in English:


Line breaks: rhom¦boid|eus
Pronunciation: /rɒmˈbɔɪdɪəs

noun (plural rhomboidei /-dɪʌɪ/)

  • A muscle connecting the shoulder blade to the vertebrae.
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    • 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.


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

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