rhomboidal

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj rhomboidal shaped like a rhombus or rhomboid "rhomboidal shapes"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Rhomboidal Having, or approaching, the shape of a rhomboid.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • rhomboidal Having the shape of a rhomboid.
    • rhomboidal Specifically, in anatomy, said of muscles whose fibers run obliquely from the point of origin to the point of insertion, as in the so-called ‘penniform muscles’ in which a large number of fibers are attached to a long tendon-like barrel on the side of a feather. Correlative with pyramidal, 3, or triangular, and prismatic, 3.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Rhomboidal having the shape of a rhomboid
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. rhomboïdal,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. rhombos, rhomb, eidos, form.

Usage

In literature:

These blocks are all in pairs except one, which is a rhomboid.
"The Chinese Boy and Girl" by Isaac Taylor Headland
Good old Mr. Rhomboid!
"Collections and Recollections" by George William Erskine Russell
Cells elongated rhomboidal, truncated at each end.
"Narrative Of The Voyage Of H.M.S. Rattlesnake, Commanded By The Late Captain Owen Stanley, R.N., F.R.S. Etc. During The Years 1846-1850. Including Discoveries And Surveys In New Guinea, The Louisiade Archipelago, Etc. To Which Is Added The Account Of Mr. E.B. Kennedy's Expedition For The Exploration Of The Cape York Peninsula. By John Macgillivray, F.R.G.S. Naturalist To The Expedition. In Two Volumes. Volume 1." by John MacGillivray
Ivory is a solid, white, translucent substance, distinguishable from bone by its beautiful texture of semi-transparent rhomboidal network.
"Chambers' Edinburgh Journal, No. 421, New Series, Jan. 24, 1852" by Various
What the rhythmic rhomboids put that into your head?
"Wilt Thou Torchy" by Sewell Ford
It is rhomboidal in shape, with many angles, as though perspective had suddenly gone mad.
"Nights in London" by Thomas Burke
The mass is of a rudely rhomboidal form, and measures nearly twelve feet in the line of its largest diagonal.
"The Cruise of the Betsey" by Hugh Miller
Division by rhomboidal joints; 3.
"Modern Painters, Volume IV (of V)" by John Ruskin
Its doors and windows were rhomboidal; its supports tottered in the water.
"The Prophet of the Great Smoky Mountains" by Charles Egbert Craddock
Among the rhomboid protuberances it made a whitish score, and that was all.
"Osceola the Seminole" by Mayne Reid
The primary form of the crystals is a right rhomboidal prism.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
For example, a rectangle may appear as a rhomboid.
"Visual Illusions" by Matthew Luckiesh
He simply says that the four stars form a rhomboidal figure.
"Astronomical Myths" by John F. Blake
We use "parallelogram" to cover "rhomboid," "rhombus," "oblong," and "square.
"The Teaching of Geometry" by David Eugene Smith
Here and there a sail cut a sharp yellow rhomboid from the velvet woods.
"The Maker of Opportunities" by George Gibbs
Pod very short, rhomboidal, few-seeded, long-stipitate.
"The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States" by Asa Gray
FORM: The cross-section may be either rhomboid or biconvex.
"Handbook of Alabama Archaeology: Part I Point Types" by James W. Cambron
Then I felt the gnawing, deadly pain which had led me to visit Dr. Rhomboid.
"The Passion for Life" by Joseph Hocking
He comes to the conclusion that judgment breaks up into judgments as rhomboidal spar into rhomboids (p. 88).
"Studies in Logical Theory" by John Dewey
Sir, do you know what a rhomboid is?
"Felix Holt, The Radical" by George Eliot
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In news:

Ripped rhomboids and buff biceps at the Santa Cruz Bodybuilding and Figure Championships.
Enamine , MRC, and IOCB Collaborate on Rhomboid Protease Inhibitor Discovery.
Median rhomboid glossitis -also known as central papillary atrophy and posterior midline atrophic candidiasis -is a type of erythematous candidiasis unique to the midline posterior tongue.
O-Man and Milt Rhomboid Battle in Comic Veteran's Satirical Strip.
Enamine, MRC, and IOCB Collaborate on Rhomboid Protease Inhibitor Discovery.
Median rhomboid glossitis-also known as central papillary atrophy and posterior midline atrophic candidiasis -is a type of erythematous candidiasis unique to the midline posterior tongue.
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In science:

The component B is curious rhomboidal structure, whose western edge looks brighter in [S ii].
Geysers in the Lagoon: new Herbig-Haro objects in M8
The set of points (α, β , γ ) in 3D space satisfying (25) forms a polyhedron which has the shape of a pyramid with rhomboidal base and triangular sides, as shown in Figure 1.
Probabilistic cellular automata with conserved quantities
A rhomboidal lattice Λτ is spanned by two basis vectors ~e1 and ~e2 .
Further results on Functional Determinants of Laplacians in Simplicial Complexes
In general the only subgroup of the rhomboidal lattice is a rotation through π .
Further results on Functional Determinants of Laplacians in Simplicial Complexes
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