Definition of deltoids noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

deltoids

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈdeltɔɪdz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdeltɔɪdz//
 
(informal delts
BrE BrE//delts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//delts//
 
)
[plural](anatomy) Body parts, Skeleton and muscles
 
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the thick triangle-shaped muscles that cover the shoulder joints See related entries: Body parts, Skeleton and muscles Word Origin mid 18th cent.: from French deltoïde, or via modern Latin from Greek deltoeidēs.
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