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1. (Science: geometry) Having the sides and angles unequal; said of a triangle. Having the axis inclined to the base, as a cone.

2. (Science: anatomy) Designating several triangular muscles called scalene muscles. Of or pertaining to the scalene muscles.

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

Origin: L. Scalenus, Gr., cf. F. Scalene.

(Science: geometry) A triangle having its sides and angles unequal.