deltoid

3 ENTRIES FOUND:

1del·toid

noun \ˈdel-ˌtid\

: a large muscle of the shoulder

Full Definition of DELTOID

:  a large triangular muscle that covers the shoulder joint and serves to raise the arm laterally

Origin of DELTOID

New Latin deltoides, from Greek deltoeidēs shaped like a delta, from delta
First Known Use: circa 1681

Other Anatomy Terms

bilateral symmetry, carotid, cartilage, dorsal, entrails, prehensile, renal, solar plexus, supine, thoracic, ventral

2deltoid

adjective

Definition of DELTOID

1
:  having a triangular shape <a deltoid leaf> — see leaf illustration
2
:  relating to, associated with, or supplying the deltoid

First Known Use of DELTOID

circa 1753

Other Anatomy Terms

bilateral symmetry, carotid, cartilage, dorsal, entrails, prehensile, renal, solar plexus, supine, thoracic, ventral

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