noun Etymology: New Latin, from trapezium; from the pair on the back forming together the figure of a trapezium Date: circa 1704 a large flat triangular superficial muscle of each side of the upper back

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  • trapezius — 1704, from Mod.L. trapezius (musculus), masc. adj. from trapezium (see TRAPEZIUM (Cf. trapezium)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • trapezius — [trə pē′zē əs, trapē′zē əs] n. [ModL < trapezium: see TRAPEZIUM] either of the large muscles on each side of the upper back …   English World dictionary

  • Trapezius — Musculus trapezius Ursprung Protuberantia occipitalis externa, Nackenband, Dornfortsätze der Hals und Brustwirbel …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • trapezius — noun either of two flat triangular muscles of the shoulder and upper back that are involved in moving the shoulders and arms • Syn: ↑trapezius muscle, ↑cowl muscle, ↑musculus trapezius • Hypernyms: ↑skeletal muscle, ↑striated muscle …   Useful english dictionary

  • trapezius — /treuh pee zee euhs/, n., pl. trapeziuses. Anat. a broad, flat muscle on each side of the upper and back part of the neck, shoulders, and back, the action of which raises, or rotates, or draws back the shoulders, and pulls the head backward or to …   Universalium

  • trapezius — trape̱zius, ...zia, ...zium [zu gr. τραπεζιον = ungleichseitiges Viereck (eigtl. = Tischchen)]: trapezförmig; z. B. in der Fügung ↑Musculus trapezius (Anat.) …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • Trapezius — Trape̱zius m; : übliche Kurzbez. für ↑Musculus trapezius …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • trapezius — tra•pe•zi•us [[t]trəˈpi zi əs[/t]] n. pl. us•es anat. a broad, flat muscle on each side of the upper back • Etymology: 1685–95; < NL, short for trapezius musculus muscle shaped like a trapezium …   From formal English to slang

  • Trapezius — trapecinis statusas T sritis embriologija atitikmenys: lot. Trapezius ryšiai: platesnis terminas – raumenų užuomazgų raidos nuoseklumas …   Medicininės histologijos ir embriologijos vardynas

  • trapezius — noun A large vertebrate skeletal muscle divided into an ascending, descending, and transverse portion, attaching the neck and central spine to the outer extremity of the scapula; it functions in scapular elevation, adduction, and depression …   Wiktionary

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