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A parallelogram with unequal adjacent sides, especially one having oblique angles.
adj. also rhom·boi·dal (-boid′l)
Shaped like a rhombus or rhomboid.
(Mathematics) a parallelogram having adjacent sides of unequal length
(Mathematics) having such a shape
[C16: from Late Latin rhomboides, from Greek rhomboeidēs shaped like a rhombus]
1. an oblique-angled parallelogram with only the opposite sides equal.
3. Also, rhom•boi′dal. having a form similar to that of a rhombus; shaped like a rhomboid.
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|Noun||1.||rhomboid - a parallelogram with adjacent sides of unequal lengths; an oblique-angled parallelogram with only the opposite sides equal|
parallelogram - a quadrilateral whose opposite sides are both parallel and equal in length
|2.||rhomboid - any of several muscles of the upper back that help move the shoulder blade|
skeletal muscle, striated muscle - a muscle that is connected at either or both ends to a bone and so move parts of the skeleton; a muscle that is characterized by transverse stripes
greater rhomboid muscle, musculus rhomboideus major, rhomboideus major muscle - rhomboid muscle that draws the scapula toward the spinal column
|Adj.||1.||rhomboid - shaped like a rhombus or rhomboid; "rhomboidal shapes"|