scalene

adjective sca·lene \ ˈskā-ˌlēn , skā-ˈlēn \

Definition of scalene

of a triangle
: having the three sides of unequal length — see triangle illustration

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Origin and Etymology of scalene

Late Latin scalenus, from Greek skalēnos, literally, uneven; perhaps akin to Greek skolios crooked, skelos leg — more at isosceles


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scalene

adjective sca·lene \ ˈskā-ˌlēn, skā-ˈ \

medical Definition of scalene

: of, relating to, or being a scalenus muscle

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scalene

noun

medical Definition of scalene

: scalenus called also scalene muscle

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