Meaning of TRICEPS in English


/truy"seps/ , n. , pl. tricepses /-sep siz/ , triceps . Anat.

a muscle having three heads or points of origin, esp. the muscle on the back of the arm, the action of which straightens the elbow.

[ 1570-80; tri- TRI- + -ceps, s. -cipit- -headed, deriv. of caput head ]

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