deltoid muscle

noun
a large triangular muscle covering the shoulder joint and serving to abduct and flex and extend and rotate the arm
Hypernyms: ↑skeletal muscle, ↑striated muscle
Part Holonyms: ↑rotator cuff

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deltoid muscle noun
The large triangular muscle of the shoulder
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Main Entry:delta

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deltoid muscle,
a large, triangular muscle of the shoulder. It lifts the arm away from the side of the body.

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  • Deltoid muscle — 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.),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Deltoid muscle — Delts redirects here. For the fraternity, see Delta Tau Delta. Deltoid muscle Deltoid muscle …   Wikipedia

  • deltoid muscle — noun A triangular muscle on the human shoulder. Syn: deltoid …   Wiktionary

  • deltoid muscle — n. shoulder muscle which raises arm (Anatomy) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • deltoid muscle — musculus deltoideus …   Medical dictionary

  • acromial part of deltoid muscle — pars acromialis musculi deltoidei …   Medical dictionary

  • clavicular part of deltoid muscle — pars clavicularis musculi deltoidei …   Medical dictionary

  • spinal part of deltoid muscle — pars spinalis musculi deltoidei …   Medical dictionary

  • 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 leaf — 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.),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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