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deltoid


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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}.] 
  Shaped  like  the  Greek  [Delta]  (delta);  delta-shaped; 
  triangular. 
 
  {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  triangular  muscle  in  the  shoulder 
  which  serves  to  move  the  arm  directly  upward. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  deltoid 
  adj  :  of  a  leaf  shape;  suggesting  a  capital  delta,  with  a  point  at 
  the  apex 
  n  :  a  large  triangular  muscle  covering  the  shoulder  joint  and 
  serving  to  abduct  and  flex  and  extend  and  rotate  the  arm 
  [syn:  {deltoid  muscle},  {musculus  deltoideus}] 




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