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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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Weakness of the rhomboids may cause varying levels of winging of the scapula.
If you have mid-back pain, in addition to exercising the rhomboids, over-the-counter pain relievers, such as acetaminophen (Tylenol[R]), or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen (Advil[R]) or naproxen (Aleve[R]), may provide some relief.
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After removing it from the oven cut the Indian's leg in rhomboids and put a clove in each of them.
For instance, incised cones, egg shapes and diamond-like rhomboids represented quantities of processed foods such as loaves of bread, jars of refined oil and vessels of beer.
A pre-modulated bipolar electrotherapeutic current (80-120hz) was applied to the rhomboids and upper trapezius muscles.
An oil on canvas, the 1944 "La revolte des contraires" is a vortex of canary yellow rhomboids, rippled by undulating black lines and pocked by eruptions of prismatic colours.
The mid to lower trapezius muscles coupled with rhomboids and posterior deltoids--the major muscles of the upper back and shoulders--are the key bow-shooting muscles.
The trapezius, latissimus dorsi, rhomboids and erector spinae are often forgotten about as a way of increasing our metabolism.
Long strokes along her transverse processes revealed spasms in the muscle attachments of the trapezius, rhomboids and longissimus erector spinae.