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bi·ceps

 (bī′sĕps′)
n. pl. biceps
1. A muscle with two heads or points of origin.
2.
a. The large muscle at the front of the upper arm that flexes the forearm. Also called biceps brachii.
b. The large muscle at the back of the thigh that flexes the knee joint. Also called biceps femoris.

[From Latin, two-headed : bi-, two; see bi-1 + caput, head; see kaput- in Indo-European roots.]
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biceps

(ˈbaɪsɛps)
n, pl -ceps
(Anatomy) anatomy any muscle having two heads or origins, esp the muscle that flexes the forearm.
[C17: from Latin: having two heads, from bi-1 + caput head]
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bi•ceps

(ˈbaɪ sɛps)

n., pl. -ceps, -ceps•es (-sɛp sɪz)
a muscle with two points of origin, as the flexor at the front of the upper arm and the similar flexor at the back of the thigh.
[1625–35; < Latin: two-headed]
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bi·ceps

(bī′sĕps′)
The muscle at the front of the upper arm that bends the elbow. The biceps has two points of attachment to bone at one end.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.biceps - any skeletal muscle having two origins (but especially the muscle that flexes the forearm)biceps - any skeletal muscle having two origins (but especially the muscle that flexes the forearm)
skeletal muscle, striated muscle - a muscle that is connected at either or both ends to a bone and so move parts of the skeleton; a muscle that is characterized by transverse stripes
femoral biceps, musculus biceps femoris - the biceps muscle of the thigh; it flexes the knee and rotates the leg laterally
biceps brachii, biceps humeri, musculus biceps brachii - a muscle that flexes and supinates the forearm
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biceps

noun
Related words
adjective bicipital
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Translations
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biceps
bicepsoverarmsmuskel
bicepsz
tvíhöfîi
bicepsai
bicepss
biceps
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biceps

[ˈbaɪseps] Nbíceps m inv
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biceps

[ˈbaɪsɛps] [biceps] [ˈbaɪsɛps] (pl) nbiceps m
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biceps

plBizeps m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

biceps

[ˈbaɪsɛps] nsgbicipite m
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

biceps

(ˈbaiseps) noun plural
the large muscles in the front of the upper arm. The boxer has enormous biceps.
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bi·ceps

n. músculo bíceps.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

biceps

n bíceps m
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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.
(Heaven only knows how!) without either a biceps or a betting-book.
He reached over to her and felt her arm at the biceps. The pressure of the encircling fingers was firm and honest, and Saxon thrilled to it.
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.