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deltoid

 [del´toid]
2. the deltoid muscle (see anatomic Table of Muscles in the Appendices).

del·toid

(del'toyd),
Resembling the Greek letter delta (Δ); triangular. See: deltoid (muscle).
[G. deltoeidēs, shaped like the letter delta]

deltoid

/del·toid/ (del´toid)
1. triangular.
2. the deltoid muscle.

deltoid

(dĕl′toid′)
n.
1. A thick triangular muscle covering the shoulder joint, used to raise the arm from the side.
2. See kite.
adj.
1.
a. Triangular.
b. Having the shape of a geometric kite.
2. Of or relating to the deltoid.

deltoid

[del′toid]
Etymology: Gk, delta, triangular, eidos, form
1 triangular.
2 pertaining to the deltoid muscle that covers the shoulder.

del·toid

(del'toyd)
1. Resembling the Greek letter delta (Δ); triangular.
2. Synonym(s): deltoid muscle.
[G. deltoeidēs, shaped like the letter delta]

deltoid

Triangular. Shaped like the triangular Greek letter ‘D’.

deltoid

triangular.

deltoid

1. triangular.
2. the deltoid muscle.

deltoid muscle
a lateral muscle of the shoulder, between the scapula and the humerus that helps flex the shoulder and abducts the arm. See also Table 13.
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The pectoralis major and the anterior deltoid muscles did not show a difference for the bench press.
Mapping the axillary nerve within the deltoid muscle.
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sEMG signals were detected on seven muscles of the right shoulder after depilation and cleaning with alcohol wipes: anterior deltoid (AD), middle deltoid (MD), posterior deltoid (PD), pectoralis major (PM), upper trapezius (UT), biceps brachii (BB), and triceps brachii (TB).
Physical examination showed a non-tender mass over the right deltoid region and a normal range of movement.