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.
any muscle with three heads, esp. the one at the back of the upper arm, extending the forearm when contracted.
Origin of triceps:
1570–80; < L: three-headed =tri-tri - +-ceps, s. -cipit- -headed, der. of caput head
any skeletal muscle having three origins (but especially the triceps brachii)
Any muscle having three heads.
Specifically, the triceps brachii.
Origin: From triceps, from tres + caput.
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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