rhomboideus

noun rhom·boi·de·us \ räm-ˈbȯi-dē-əs \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of rhomboideus

plural rhomboidei play \räm-ˈbȯi-dē-ˌī\
: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 and Etymology of rhomboideus

New Latin, from Latin rhomboides rhomboid


Medical Dictionary

rhomboideus

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

medical Definition of rhomboideus

plural rhomboidei play \-ē-ˌī\
: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:

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