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  1. having two heads; two-headed.
  2. Anatomy. pertaining to the biceps.

Origin of bicipital

1640–50; < Latin bicipit- (stem of biceps) biceps + -al1
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Examples from the Web for bicipital

Historical Examples

  • There is no bicipital groove, and the tuberosities coalesce.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton

    Sidney H. Reynolds

  • It corresponds almost exactly to the bicipital groove, and has the advantage of avoiding the great vessels and nerves.

  • The inter-tubercular (bicipital) groove looks forward, and lies in a line drawn vertically through the biceps muscle.

  • In some instances lameness is mixed as in joint ailments, involvement of the bicipital bursa (bursa intertubercularis), etc.

    Lameness of the Horse</p>

    John Victor Lacroix

  • Chronic inflammation of the bicipital bursa is occasionally met with wherein both members are affected.

    Lameness of the Horse</p>

    John Victor Lacroix

British Dictionary definitions for bicipital


  1. having two heads
  2. of or relating to a biceps muscle

Word Origin

C17: see biceps, -al 1
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for bicipital


"having two heads," 1640s, from Latin biceps (genitive bicipitis); see biceps + -al (1).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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