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Meaning of TRAPEZOID

Pronunciation:  'trapi`zoyd

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the wrist bone between the trapezium and the capitate bones
  2. [n]  (in US) a quadrilateral with two parallel sides

TRAPEZOID is a 9 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: os trapezoideum, trapezoid bone
 See Also: carpal, carpal bone, quadrangle, quadrilateral, tetragon, wrist bone



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Trap"e*zoid\, n. [Gr. ? trapezoid-shaped; ? table + ?
    shape, likeness: cf. F. trap['e]zo["i]de. See {Trapezium}.]
    1. (Geom.) A plane four-sided figure, having two sides
       parallel to each other.
    2. (Anat.) A bone of the carpus at the base of the second
       metacarpal, or index finger.
  2. \Trap"e*zoid\, a.
    1. Having the form of a trapezoid; trapezoidal; as, the
       trapezoid ligament which connects the coracoid process and
       the clavicle.
    2. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the trapezoid ligament; as,
       the trapezoid line.