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left: biceps relaxed to extend forearm
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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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biceps

[ˈbaɪseps] Nbíceps m inv
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biceps

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

plBizeps m
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biceps

[ˈbaɪsɛps] nsgbicipite m
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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.
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biceps

n bíceps m
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