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WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
(skā lēn′), adj.
- (of a cone or the like) having the axis inclined to the base.
Anatomy[Anat.]of or pertaining to a scalenus muscle.
- (of a triangle) having three unequal sides.
- Greek skalēnós unequal
- Late Latin scalēnus
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
scalene /ˈskeɪliːn/ adj
Etymology: 17th Century: from Late Latin scalēnus with unequal sides, from Greek skalēnos
- (of a triangle) having all sides of unequal length
- of or relating to any of the scalenus muscles
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