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rhomboid

 [rom´boid]
shaped like a rectangle that has been skewed to one side so that the angles are oblique.

rhom·boid

, rhomboidal (rom'boyd, rom-boy'dăl),
1. Resembling a rhomb (that is, an oblique parallelogram, but having unequal sides);
2. anatomy denoting especially a ligament and two muscles.
Synonym(s): rhombic (1)
[rhombo- + G. eidos, appearance]

rhomboid

/rhom·boid/ (rom´boid) [Gr. rhombos rhomb +-oid ] having a shape similar to a rectangle that has been skewed to one side so that the angles are oblique.

rhomboid

[rom′boid]
Etymology: Gk, rhombos, rhombus, eidos, form
resembling the shape of an oblique equilateral parallelogram, as a rhomboid muscle.

rhom·boid

, rhomboidal (rom'boyd, -boy'dăl)
Resembling a rhomb, i.e., an oblique parallelogram, but having unequal sides.
Synonym(s): rhombic (1) .
[rhombo- + G. eidos, appearance]

rhomboid

(of plant parts) diamond-shaped.

rhomboid

shaped like a rectangle that has been skewed to one side so that the angles are oblique.
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Between the shoulder blades and the spine are the rhomboid muscles (Figure 8).
As he was returning to live in his native country, he was given a home rehabilitation program involving stretching of his pectoralis minor and upper trapezius muscles and a progressive strengthening program for his serratus anterior, latissimus dorsi and rhomboid muscles.
Back tension is the contraction of several muscles in the back, the most important of which are the rhomboid muscles between the scapulas (shoulder blades).
Static palpation revealed myofascial trigger points within the right rhomboid muscles, along with hypertonicity of the right paraspinals and localized tenderness of the right C2-3 and C3-4 facet joints.