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n. pl. triceps
A large three-headed muscle running along the back of the upper arm and serving to extend the forearm.
n, pl -cepses (-sɛpsɪz) or -ceps
(Anatomy) any muscle having three heads, esp the one (triceps brachii) that extends the forearm
[C16: from Latin, from tri- + caput head]
n., pl. -ceps•es (-sɛp sɪz) -ceps.
any muscle with three heads, esp. the one at the back of the upper arm, extending the forearm when contracted.
[1570–80; < Latin: three-headed =tri- tri- + -ceps, s. -cipit- -headed, derivative of caput head]
The muscle at the back of the upper arm that straightens the elbow. The triceps has three points of attachment to bone at one end.
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|Noun||1.||triceps - any skeletal muscle having three origins (but especially the triceps brachii)|
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