Definition of Rhomboid muscle
1. Noun. Any of several muscles of the upper back that help move the shoulder blade.
Generic synonyms: Skeletal Muscle, Striated Muscle
Specialized synonyms: Greater Rhomboid Muscle, Musculus Rhomboideus Major, Rhomboideus Major Muscle, Lesser Rhomboid Muscle, Musculus Rhomboideus Minor, Rhomboid Minor Muscle
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Literary usage of Rhomboid muscle
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1. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia by Royal Society of South Australia (1893)
"In Talpa there is only one rhomboid muscle, " probably the representative of ... describe only " one continuous sheet of rhomboid muscle arising from the ..."
2. Anatomical terminology, with special reference to the (B N A): With Special by Lewellys Franklin Barker (1907)
"... or Musculature Muscles of the back Trapezius muscle Transverse muscle of nape Broadest muscle of back Greater rhomboid muscle Lesser rhomboid muscle ..."
3. An Elementary Treatise on Human Anatomy by Joseph Leidy (1889)
"The small rhomboid muscle ' is a narrow, fleshy fascicle situated at the lower part of the neck, under the trapezius. It arises by a short aponeurosis from ..."
4. A Laboratory Manual of Human Anatomy by Lewellys Franklin Barker, Dean De Witt Lewis, Daniel Graisberry Revell (1904)
"(b) Lesser rhomboid muscle (M. rhomboideus minor). (c) Levator muscle of scapula (M. levator scapulae) (OT levator anguli scapulae). ..."
5. The London Medical Gazette (1844)
"It covers the three upper ribs close to the spine, and doss not move with the scapula ; and it appears to be covered by the rhomboid muscle;. ..."