bicep


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bi·cep

 (bī′sĕp′)
n. Usage Problem
A biceps, especially of the front upper arm.
Usage Note: The anatomical term for the muscle is biceps. The usual plural form of this word is identical to the singular: one biceps, two biceps. The word bicep is a back-formation created out of the mistaken impression that biceps is a regular English plural formed by adding -s to a singular noun. It is widely considered an error.

bi•cep

(ˈbaɪ sɛp)
n.
a biceps muscle, esp. the one at the front of the upper arm.
[1955–60]
References in classic literature ?
When they could give no more an Honest Man came along and by a single small payment obtained a judgment and took the Piano home, where his daughter used it to develop her biceps muscles, becoming a famous pugiliste.
He had gripped me by the biceps with his single hand, and when that grip tightened I wilted and shrieked aloud.
At last Clayton saw the immense muscles of Tarzan's shoulders and biceps leap into corded knots beneath the silver moonlight.
Each wore a flat, turtle-shell ring suspended through his nose, and each carried a clay pipe in an ear-hole or thrust inside a beaded biceps armlet.
With one grip of his iron fingers and a pull, he could have plucked a muscle, say a biceps, by the roots, clear out of their bodies.
The swelling biceps, the coat straining at its buttons over the chest, the air of conscious conviction of the supereminence of the male in the cosmogony of creation, even a calm display of bow legs as subduing and enchanting agents in the gentle tourneys of Cupid--these were the approved arms and ammunition of the Clover Leaf gallants.
But this time Dave had no night-stick to throw, and he was caught by the biceps of both arms in a grip so terrific that it made him groan with pain.
And Dave went, without further word, both his biceps aching intolerably from the bruise of that tremendous grip.
He reached over to her and felt her arm at the biceps.
He tucked his head on the biceps of his right arm, with the hollow of the left snuggling Jerry in against his chest, and dozed off to sleep.
Likewise her feminine eye took in the clothes he wore, the cheap and unaesthetic cut, the wrinkling of the coat across the shoulders, and the series of wrinkles in the sleeves that advertised bulging biceps muscles.
Whether they acknowledged it or not - there was huge pressure on Belfast duo Bicep to deliver on their debut record.