Definition of Triceps

1. Noun. Any skeletal muscle having three origins (but especially the triceps brachii).

Definition of Triceps

1. n. A muscle having three heads; specif., the great extensor of the forearm, arising by three heads and inserted into the olecranon at the elbow.

Definition of Triceps

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

2. Noun. (anatomy) Specifically, the triceps brachii. ¹

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Definition of Triceps

1. an arm muscle [n -ES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Triceps

trice up
triceps (current term)
triceps brachii
triceps bursa
triceps coxae muscle
triceps muscle of arm
triceps muscle of calf
triceps muscle of hip
triceps reflex
triceps surae
triceps surae muscle
triceps surae reflex

Literary usage of Triceps

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1. Medical Lexicon: A Dictionary of Medical Science : Containing a Concise by Robley Dunglison (1868)
"triceps CRURAL, triceps cruris. triceps CRU'RIS, Femora'tit, ... The triceps extends the leg on the thigh, and conversely. triceps DE LA CUISSE, ..."

2. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"(/) The triceps Jerk The examiner supports the patient's upper arm in a horizontal ... Testing the triceps Reflex. triceps tendon is then struck with a ..."

3. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1913)
"The tendon of the triceps brachii begins about the middle of the muscle: it ... The long head of the triceps brachii descends between the Teres minor and ..."

4. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"The triceps (triceps extensor cubiti) (Fig. 232) is situated on the back of the arm, extending the entire length of the posterior surface of the humérus. ..."

5. Anatomical Diagrams for the Use of Art Students by James M. Dunlop, John Cleland (1919)
"Origin of middle or long head of triceps Teres major Groove 1'01 ween ... Origin of external head oi triceps •Origin of internal or short head of triceps ..."

6. Holden's Manual of the dissection of the human body by Luther Holden (1893)
"Tendon of the triceps. 6. In attachment to the olecranon. 7. Anconeus, the fibres of which follow those of the outer head of the triceps. 8. 8. ..."

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