Sca*lene" (?), a. [L. scalenus, Gr. : cf. F. scalene.]

1. Geom. (a)

Having the sides and angles unequal; -- said of a triangle.

(b)

Having the axis inclined to the base, as a cone.

2. Anat. (a)

Designating several triangular muscles called scalene muscles.

(b)

Of or pertaining to the scalene muscles.

Scalene muscles Anat., a group of muscles, usually three on each side in man, extending from the cervical vertebrae to the first and second ribs.

 

© Webster 1913.


Sca*lene", n. Geom.

A triangle having its sides and angles unequal.

 

© Webster 1913.

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