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Pronunciation: tra-pe'ze-um, -a

Definition: A four-sided geometric figure with no two sides in parallel.

Synonym(s): trapezium (bone)

[G. trapezion, a table or counter, a trapezium, dim. of trapeza, a table, fr. tra- (= tetra-), four, + pous (pod-), foot]

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