What does quadriceps mean?

Definitions for quadricepsˈkwɒd rəˌsɛps; -ˌsɛp sɪz

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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

  2. Origin: [NL., fr. L. qyattuor four + caput head.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Quadriceps

    kwod′ri-seps, n. the great muscle which extends the leg upon the thigh.—adj. Quadricip′ital. [L. quatuor, four, caput, head.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of quadriceps in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of quadriceps in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Faheem Mujahid:

    It has huge allover benefits, not only does the majority of the exercise isolate and target the glutes and the hamstrings, but the quadriceps are involved as well, by helping to extend the knee joint. Plus, it is one of the few exercises that works the adductor magnus, which helps provide leg stability.

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