Definitions for tricepsˈtraɪ sɛps; -sɛp sɪz

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

tri•cepsˈtraɪ sɛps; -sɛp sɪz(n.)(pl.)-ceps•es; -ceps.

  1. any muscle with three heads, esp. the one at the back of the upper arm, extending the forearm when contracted.

    Category: Anatomy

Origin of triceps:

1570–80; < L: three-headed =tri-tri - +-ceps, s. -cipit- -headed, der. of caput head

Princeton's WordNet

  1. triceps(noun)

    any skeletal muscle having three origins (but especially the triceps brachii)


  1. triceps(Noun)

    Any muscle having three heads.

  2. triceps(Noun)

    Specifically, the triceps brachii.

  3. Origin: From triceps, from tres + caput.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Triceps(noun)

    a muscle having three heads; specif., the great extensor of the forearm, arising by three heads and inserted into the olecranon at the elbow


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