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rhomboideus

[rom-boi-dee-uh s] /rɒmˈbɔɪ di əs/
noun, plural rhomboidei
[rom-boi-dee-ahy] /rɒmˈbɔɪ diˌaɪ/ (Show IPA).
Anatomy
1.
either of two back muscles that function to move the scapula.
Also called rhomboid.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; < New Latin (musculus) rhomboideus; see rhomboid, -eus
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  • The rhomboideus begins at the nuchal ligament and ends at the scapula.
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rhomboideus

/rɒmˈbɔɪdɪəs/
noun (pl) -dei (-dɪˌaɪ)
1.
(anatomy) either of two muscles that connect the spinal vertebrae to the scapulae
Word Origin
C19: New Latin, from Late Latin rhomboides: see rhomboid
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