trapezium

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

Definition of trapezium

plural trapeziums or trapezia play \trə-ˈpē-zē-ə, tra-\
1 a :a quadrilateral with no parallel sides
b British :trapezoid 1a
2 :a bone in the wrist at the base of the metacarpal of the thumb

Origin and Etymology 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


TRAPEZIUM Defined for English Language Learners

trapezium

noun

Definition of trapezium for English Language Learners

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


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trapezium

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

medical Definition of trapezium

plural trapeziums or -zia play \-zē-ə\
:a bone in the distal row of the carpus at the base of the thumb called also greater multangular

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