Definition of Triceps brachii

1. Noun. The skeletal muscle having three origins that extends the forearm when it contracts.

Exact synonyms: Musculus Triceps Brachii
Group relationships: Arm
Generic synonyms: Triceps

Definition of Triceps brachii

1. Noun. The triceps in the upper arm. ¹

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Medical Definition of Triceps brachii

1. Origin, long or scapular head: lateral border of scapula below glenoid fossa, lateral head: lateral and posterior surface of humerus below greater tubercle, medial head: posterior surface of humerus below radial groove; insertion, olecranon of ulna; action, extends elbow; nerve supply, radial. Synonym: musculus triceps brachii, triceps muscle of arm. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Triceps Brachii

trice up
triceps brachii (current term)
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 brachii

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1. 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 ..."

2. An Atlas of Human Anatomy for Students and Physicians: For Students and by Carl Toldt (1904)
"... laterale Triceps extensor cubiti muscle (origin of the internal or deep head) M. triceps brachii (caput mediale) Internal intermuscular septum Septum ..."

3. Anatomy of the Human Body by Henry Gray (1918)
"... and below this giving origin to the lateral head of the triceps brachii; its center is traversed by a broad but shallow oblique depression, ..."

4. Anatomy of the Cat by Jacob Ellsworth Reighard, Herbert Spencer Jennings (1901)
"... caput longum of M. triceps brachii; j, long portion of caput mediale of M. triceps brachii; k, intermediate portion of caput mediale of M. triceps ..."

5. The Anatomy of the Domestic Fowl by Benjamin Franklyn Kaupp (1918)
"The cutaneus brachii superior is a small nerve which springs from the last brachial plexus root and passes between the skin and the triceps brachii muscle ..."

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