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quad·ri·ceps

 (kwŏd′rĭ-sĕps′)
n.
The large four-part extensor muscle at the front of the thigh.


quad′ri·cip′i·tal (-sĭp′ĭ-tl) adj.

quadriceps

(ˈkwɒdrɪˌsɛps)
n, pl -cepses (-ˌsɛpsɪz) or -ceps
(Anatomy) anatomy a large four-part muscle of the front of the thigh, which extends the leg. Often shortened to: quads
[C19: New Latin, from quadri- + -ceps as in biceps]
quadricipital adj

quad•ri•ceps

(ˈkwɒd rəˌsɛps)

n., pl. -ceps•es (-ˌsɛp sɪz) -ceps.
a large, four-part muscle at the front of the thigh that extends the leg or bends it at the hip joint.
[1830–40; < New Latin, =quadri- quadri- + -ceps; see biceps]
quad`ri•cip′i•tal (-ˈsɪp ɪ tl) adj.

quad·ri·ceps

(kwŏd′rĭ-sĕps′)
The large, four-part muscle at the front of the thigh that acts to extend the leg.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.quadriceps - a muscle of the thigh that extends the leg
extensor, extensor muscle - a skeletal muscle whose contraction extends or stretches a body part
thigh - the part of the leg between the hip and the knee
Translations

quad·ri·ceps

n. cuadríceps, músculo de cuatro cabezas, extensor de la pierna.

quadriceps

n cuádriceps m
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Another cause your husband should be aware of: His hip flexors may have become tight, causing the hamstrings to become tight, which then causes an unnatural knee extension and flexion when walking, and may lead to knee pain.
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