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scalene

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sca=lene

CIDE DICTIONARY

scalenea. [L. scalenus, Gr. : cf. F. scalène.].
  •  Having the sides and angles unequal; -- said of a triangle.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Designating several triangular muscles called scalene muscles.  [1913 Webster]
Scalene muscles (Anat.), a group of muscles, usually three on each side in man, extending from the cervical vertebræ to the first and second ribs.
scalenen. 
     A triangle having its sides and angles unequal.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

scalene, adj. & n.
--adj. (esp. of a triangle) having sides unequal in length.
--n.
1 (in full scalene muscle) = SCALENUS.
2 a scalene triangle.

Idiom
scalene cone (or cylinder) a cone (or cylinder) with the axis not perpendicular to the base.
Etymology
LL scalenus f. Gk skalenos unequal, rel. to skolios bent

ROGET THESAURUS

scalene

Distortion

N distortion, detortion, contortion, twist, crookedness, grimace, deformity, malformation, malconformation, harelip, monstrosity, misproportion, want of symmetry, anamorphosis, ugliness, talipes, teratology, asymmetry, irregularity, distorted, out of shape, irregular, asymmetric, unsymmetric, awry, wry, askew, crooked, not true, not straight, on one side, crump, deformed, harelipped, misshapen, misbegotten, misproportioned, ill proportioned, ill-made, grotesque, monstrous, crooked as a ram's horn, camel backed, hump backed, hunch backed, bunch backed, crook backed, bandy, bandy legged, bow legged, bow kneed, knock kneed, splay footed, club footed, round shouldered, snub nosed, curtailed of one's fair proportions, stumpy, gaunt, bloated, scalene, simous, taliped, talipedic, all manner of ways, crooked as a Virginia fence.


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