Definitions for quadricepsˈkwɒd rəˌsɛps; -ˌsɛp sɪz

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

quad•ri•cepsˈkwɒd rəˌsɛps; -ˌsɛp sɪz(n.)(pl.)-ceps•es; -ceps.

  1. a large, four-part muscle at the front of the thigh that extends the leg or bends it at the hip joint.

    Category: Anatomy

Origin of quadriceps:

1830–40; < NL, =quadri-quadri - +-ceps; see biceps

quad`ri•cip′i•tal-ˈsɪp ɪ tl(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. quadriceps, quadriceps femoris, musculus quadriceps femoris, quad(noun)

    a muscle of the thigh that extends the leg


  1. quadriceps(Noun)

    A muscle having four heads, especially the large extensor at the front of the thigh.

  2. Origin: quattuor, four, + caput, head

Webster Dictionary

  1. Quadriceps(noun)

    the great extensor muscle of the knee, divided above into four parts which unite in a single tendon at the knee


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