Definition of Quadriceps

1. Noun. A muscle of the thigh that extends the leg.

Exact synonyms: Musculus Quadriceps Femoris, Quad, Quadriceps Femoris
Generic synonyms: Extensor, Extensor Muscle
Group relationships: Thigh



Definition of Quadriceps

1. n. The great extensor muscle of the knee, divided above into four parts which unite in a single tendon at the knee.

Definition of Quadriceps

1. Noun. (anatomy) A muscle having four heads, especially the large extensor at the front of the thigh. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Quadriceps

1. [n -CEPSES or -CEPS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Quadriceps

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quadriad
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quadric
quadric surface
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quadricentennial
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quadriceps (current term)
quadriceps femoris
quadriceps muscle of thigh
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Literary usage of Quadriceps

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1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"The quadriceps extensor includes the four remaining muscles on the front of the thigh. It is the great Extensor muscle of the leg, forming a large fleshy ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1896)
"This tendon forms the middle portion of the common tendon of the quadriceps, and is inserted on the anterior superior surface of the patella. ..."

3. The Diseases of Children: A Work for the Practising Physician by Meinhard von Pfaundler, Arthur Schlossmann (1912)
"Examination of the function of the quadriceps muscle. The needle is held in the plane of the expected r sponse, perpendicularly to the arm of the lever, ..."

4. The Diagnosis of Diseases of the Spinal Cord by William Richard Gowers (1884)
"In many cases the movement may be obtained by a downward blow upon the patella, by a blow on the quadriceps tendon above the patella, or by a blow on the ..."

5. The Dublin Journal of Medical Science (1889)
"Times, Nov., 1888) reports a case of rupture of the quadriceps extensor femoris occurring in a healthy man of seventy-five years of age, who was walking ..."

6. Anatomy of the Human Body by Henry Gray (1918)
"The quadriceps femoris (quadriceps extensor) includes the four remaining muscles on the front of the thigh. It is the great extensor muscle of the leg, ..."

7. Dislocations and Joint-fractures by Frederic Jay Cotton (1910)
"RUPTURE OF THE quadriceps TENDON This rupture occurs only from muscle action, and is a sort of equivalent of fracture of the patella. ..."

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