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 a triangular shape <
a deltoid leaf
>
— see leaf illustration 2. relating to, associated with, or supplying the deltoid

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Deltoid — (delta shaped) can refer to: The deltoid muscle, a muscle in the shoulder Kite (geometry), also known as a deltoid, a type of quadrilateral A deltoid curve, a three sided hypocycloid A leaf shape The deltoid tuberosity, a part of the humerus See… …   Wikipedia

  • 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 — DELTOÍD, Ă, deltoizi, de, adj., s.m. 1. adj. În formă de triunghi. 2. s.m. Muşchi al articulaţiei umărului, în forma literei delta, fixat pe omoplat, claviculă şi capătul humerusului, care determină rotaţia internă şi externă a braţului. – Din fr …   Dicționar Român

  • Deltoid — Del toid, n. [see {deltoid}, a.] the {deltoid muscle}. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • deltoid — 1741, in deltoid muscle, so called for its shape, from Gk. deltoeides triangular, lit. shaped like the letter delta; see DELTA (Cf. delta) + OID (Cf. oid) …   Etymology dictionary

  • deltoid — [del′toid΄] adj. [Gr deltoeidēs: see DELTA & OID] 1. shaped like a delta; triangular: see LEAF 2. designating or of a large, triangular muscle which covers the shoulder and raises the arm away from the side n. the deltoid muscle …   English World dictionary

  • Deltoīd — (Geom.), ein Trapezoid, welches zwei Paare gleicher Seiten hat …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Deltoīd — Deltoīd, ebenes Viereck, gebildet von zwei gleichschenkeligen Dreiecken, die mit der Grundlinie aneinander gelegt sind. S. Figur …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Deltoid — Deltoid, ein Viereck, das in bezug auf eine Diagonale symmetrisch ist. Die Diagonalen flehen aufeinander senkrecht …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

  • Deltoid — Deltoīd, Viereck, bestehend aus zwei gleichschenkligen Dreiecken a c b und a d b mit gemeinsamer Basis a b, aber ungleicher Höhe [Abb. 405] …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • deltòīd — m 〈G deltoída〉 mat. četverokut s međusobno okomitim dijagonalama različite dužine od kojih ga jedna dijeli na dva jednakokračna trokuta, a druga na dva sukladna trokuta …   Veliki rječnik hrvatskoga jezika

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