What does deltoid mean?

Definitions for deltoid
ˈdɛl tɔɪddel·toid

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. deltoid, deltoid muscle, musculus deltoideusadjective

    a large triangular muscle covering the shoulder joint and serving to abduct and flex and extend and rotate the arm

  2. deltoidadjective

    triangular or suggesting a capital delta, with a point at the apex


  1. Deltoidadjective

    of or pertaining to the deltoid muscle.

  2. Deltoidnoun

    the deltoid muscle.


  1. deltoidnoun

    The deltoid muscle, a triangular muscle on the human shoulder.

  2. deltoidnoun

    The deltoid ligament, a triangular ligament on the human ankle.

  3. deltoidadjective

    In the shape of the upper case Greek letter delta ; triangular.

  4. deltoidadjective

    Of, or connected with the deltoid muscle

  5. deltoidadjective

    Of a triangular or roughly triangular shape and attached to the stem via the side.

  6. Etymology: From deltoideus, which was in turn from adjective δελτοειδής. See also: δέλτα (delta) the fourth letter of the Greek alphabet.


  1. deltoid

    A deltoid is a geometric shape that is a convex quadrilateral with two pairs of congruent, adjacent sides, and in which each diagonal bisects a pair of opposite angles. With regards to anatomy, the deltoid is a large triangular shaped muscle located over the glenohumeral joint, which gives the shoulder its rounded contour. The term "deltoid" is also used in botany to describe leaf shapes that are triangular.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Deltoidadjective

    shaped like the Greek / (delta); delta-shaped; triangular

  2. Etymology: [see deltoid, a.]


  1. Deltoid

    elongate triangular: resembling a Greek _ with apex extended.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of deltoid in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of deltoid in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of deltoid in a Sentence

  1. Bryson DeChambeau:

    On( hole) two I hit the shot out of the rough on the right, and I just didn't feel great after that, i probably overloaded the muscle, my delt( deltoid). And that's something I've got to work on in the future, get it a little stronger so that stuff doesn't happen.

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  • δελτοειδήςGreek
  • hartialihas, kolmiomainen, deltaligamenttiFinnish

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