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English Dictionary: Deltoid by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. triangular or suggesting a capital delta, with a point at the apex
  1. a large triangular muscle covering the shoulder joint and serving to abduct and flex and extend and rotate the arm
    Synonym(s): deltoid, deltoid muscle, musculus deltoideus
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[8b]de. See {Delta}.]
      Shaped like the Greek [DELTA] (delta); delta-shaped;
      {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.
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