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The large four-part extensor muscle at the front of the thigh.
quad′ri·cip′i·tal (-sĭp′ĭ-tl) adj.
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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]
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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.
quad`ri•cip′i•tal (-ˈsɪp ɪ tl) adj.
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The large, four-part muscle at the front of the thigh that acts to extend the leg.
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|Noun||1.||quadriceps - a muscle of the thigh that extends the leg|
thigh - the part of the leg between the hip and the knee
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n. cuadríceps, músculo de cuatro cabezas, extensor de la pierna.
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quadricepsn cuádriceps m
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