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trapezium

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noun tra·pe·zi·um \trə-ˈpē-zē-əm, tra-\

Simple Definition of trapezium

  • : a four-sided shape that has no parallel sides

Full Definition of trapezium

plural tra·pe·zi·ums or -zia \-zē-ə\

  1. 1a :  a quadrilateral with no parallel sidesb British :  trapezoid 1b

  2. 2 :  a bone in the wrist at the base of the metacarpal of the thumb

Origin of trapezium

New Latin, from Greek trapezion, literally, small table, diminutive of trapeza table, from tra- four (akin to tettares four) + peza foot; akin to Greek pod-, pous foot — more at four, foot


First Known Use: 1570

Rhymes with trapezium


Medical Dictionary

trapezium

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noun tra·pe·zi·um \trə-ˈpē-zē-əm, tra-\

Medical Definition of trapezium

plural tra·pe·zi·ums or -zia \-zē-ə\play

  1. :  a bone in the distal row of the carpus at the base of the thumb—called also greater multangular



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