Deltoid leaf
Deltoid Del"toid, a. [Gr. deltoeidh`s delta- shaped; de`lta the name of the letter [Delta] + e'i^dos form: cf. F. delto["i]de. See {Delta}.] 1. Shaped like the Greek [Delta] (delta); delta-shaped; triangular. [1913 Webster]

{Deltoid leaf} (Bot.), a leaf in the form of a triangle with the stem inserted at the middle of the base.

{Deltoid muscle} (Anat.), a large triangular muscle covering the shoulder joint, which serves to raise the arm directly upward. [1913 Webster]

2. of or pertaining to the {deltoid muscle}. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • deltoid leaf — noun a simple leaf shaped like a capital delta • Hypernyms: ↑simple leaf …   Useful english dictionary

  • Deltoid — Del toid, a. [Gr. deltoeidh s delta shaped; de lta the name of the letter [Delta] + e i^dos form: cf. F. delto[ i]de. See {Delta}.] 1. Shaped like the Greek [Delta] (delta); delta shaped; triangular. [1913 Webster] {Deltoid leaf} (Bot.), a leaf… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Deltoid muscle — Deltoid Del toid, a. [Gr. deltoeidh s delta shaped; de lta the name of the letter [Delta] + e i^dos form: cf. F. delto[ i]de. See {Delta}.] 1. Shaped like the Greek [Delta] (delta); delta shaped; triangular. [1913 Webster] {Deltoid leaf} (Bot.),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • deltoid — I. noun Etymology: New Latin deltoides, from Greek deltoeidēs shaped like a delta, from delta Date: circa 1681 a large triangular muscle that covers the shoulder joint and serves to raise the arm laterally II. adjective Date: circa 1753 1. having …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • del|toid — «DEHL toyd», adjective, noun. –adj. 1. shaped like the Greek delta; triangular: »a deltoid leaf. 2. of or having to do with the deltoid muscle. –n. = deltoid muscle. (Cf. ↑deltoid muscle) ╂[< New Latin deltoides < Greek deltoeid < délta… …   Useful english dictionary

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