Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

rhomboideus

play
noun rhom·boi·de·us \räm-ˈbȯi-dē-əs\

Definition of rhomboideus

plural rhom·boi·deiplay \-dē-ˌī\

  1. :  either of two muscles that lie beneath the trapezius muscle and connect the spinous processes of various vertebrae with the medial border of the scapula



Origin of rhomboideus

New Latin, from Latin rhomboides rhomboid


First Known Use: circa 1836


Medical Dictionary

rhomboideus

play
noun rhom·boi·de·us \räm-ˈbȯid-ē-əs\

Medical Definition of rhomboideus

plural rhom·boi·dei \-ē-ˌī\play

  1. :  either of two muscles that lie beneath the trapezius muscle and connect the spinous processes of various vertebrae with the medial border of the scapula:a:  rhomboideus minorb:  rhomboideus major




Learn More about rhomboideus

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "rhomboideus"


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up rhomboideus? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 11, 2016

the holder of an office

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image33683556

How much does a batman (the Turkish unit of measurement) weigh?

196.5 pounds 2.2 pounds 16.96 pounds 100 pounds
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ