Meaning of TRICEPS in English


ˈtrīˌseps noun

( plural triceps·es -psə̇z ; also triceps )

Etymology: New Latin tricipit-, triceps, from Latin, three-headed, from tri- + -cipit, -ceps (from capit-, caput head) — more at head

: a muscle that arises from three heads:

a. : the great extensor muscle situated along the back of the upper arm, arising by three heads, and inserted into the olecranon at the elbow

b. : the gastrocnemius and soleus muscles viewed as constituting together one muscle

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