trapezoid etymology

English word trapezoid comes from Ancient Greek τραπέζιον, English -oid

Detailed word origin of trapezoid

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
τραπέζιον Ancient Greek (grc)
-oid English (eng) Of similar form to, but not the same as. Having the likeness of. Forms adjectives and nouns.
trapezoid English (eng) (anatomy) The trapezoid bone of the wrist.. (geometry, British, AU, NZ) A convex quadrilateral with no sides parallel and no equal sides.. (geometry, US) A (convex) quadrilateral with two (non-adjacent) parallel sides.

Words with the same origin as trapezoid

Descendants of τραπέζιον
trapeze trapezist trapezium trapezoidal
Descendants of -oid
alkaloid asteroid cannabinoid colloidal cycloid designoid factoid fibroid humanoid insectoid keloid mechanoid mong mongoloid monoid negro opioid paranoid planetoid roid schizoid solenoid sphenoid steroid