Definition of Biceps

1. Noun. Any skeletal muscle having two origins (but especially the muscle that flexes the forearm).




Definition of Biceps

1. n. A muscle having two heads or origins; -- applied particularly to a flexor in the arm, and to another in the thigh.

Definition of Biceps

1. Noun. (anatomy) Any muscle having two heads. ¹

2. Noun. Specifically, the biceps brachii, the flexor of the elbow. ¹

3. Noun. (informal) The upper arm, especially the collective muscles of the upper arm. ¹

4. Noun. (prosody) A point in a metrical pattern that can be filled either with one long syllable (a longum) or two short syllables (two brevia) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Biceps

1. an arm muscle [n -ES]

Medical Definition of Biceps

1. A muscle having two heads or origins; applied particularly to a flexor in the arm, and to another in the thigh. Origin: L, two-headed; bis twice + caput head. See Capital. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Biceps

bice blue
bice green
bicelle
bicelles
bicellular
bicentenaries
bicentenary
bicentennial
bicentennials
bicentral
bicentric
bicep
biceped
bicephalous
bicephalus
biceps (current term)
biceps brachii
biceps femoris
biceps femoris reflex
biceps humeri
biceps muscle of arm
biceps muscle of thigh
biceps reflex
bicepses
bices
bicharacteristic
bicheiro
bicheiros
bichir
bichirs

Literary usage of Biceps

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1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"It arises by fleshy fibres from the apex of the coracoid process, in common with the short head of the biceps, and from the intermuscular septum between the ..."

2. The Outline of Science: A Plain Story Simply Told by John Arthur Thomson (1922)
"The biceps lies along the upper arm or humerus; its upper end is connected by two tendons with the shoulder-blade or scapula; its lower end is connected by ..."

3. The Anatomy and Physiology of the Human Body by John Bell, Charles Bell (1829)
"The great use of the biceps is to bend the forearm with great strength. ... The BRACHIALIS INTERNUS lies immediately under the biceps, and is a very strong, ..."

4. A Manual for the Practice of Surgery by Thomas Bryant (1881)
"The long biceps tendon not rarely gives at its upper end, Fio. 4G8. and when it does, it imparts to the biceps muscle on contraction ..."

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