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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]

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.
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If you sometimes feel pain or discomfort between your shoulder blades, your rhomboid muscles may be the culprits.
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Muscle flexibility of the upper trapezius, levator scapula, serratus anterior, rhomboids, middle trapezius, lower trapezius, and pectoralis minor was measured.
Rhomboids (major and minor): Retract and stabilize scapula.
The lengthened and weak muscles are the rhomboids, deep neck flexors, middle and lower trapeziuses, and the serratus anterior.
"The rhomboids, mid and lower trapezius, and serratus are absolutely essential to help maintain good postural position," Dr.
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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.
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