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biceps

[ bahy-seps ]

noun

, Anatomy.
, plural bi·ceps·es [bahy, -sep-siz], bi·ceps.
  1. either of two flexor muscles, one biceps brachii located in the front of the upper arm and assisting in bending the arm, and the other biceps femoris located on the back of the thigh and assisting in bending the leg.


biceps

/ ˈbaɪsɛps /

noun

  1. anatomy any muscle having two heads or origins, esp the muscle that flexes the forearm bicipital


biceps

/ sĕps′ /

  1. Either of two muscles, biceps brachii of the arm or biceps femoris of the leg, each with two points of origin. The biceps of the arm bends the elbow, while the biceps of the leg helps to bend the knee as part of the hamstring.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of biceps1

1625–35; < Latin: two-headed, having two parts, equivalent to bi- bi- 1 + -ceps (stem -cipit- ), combining form of caput head

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Word History and Origins

Origin of biceps1

C17: from Latin: having two heads, from bi- 1caput head

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Example Sentences

Begin with all fingers in an open stretched-back position, then curl your hand into a fist against the resistance, moving steadily into a full biceps curl with your whole arm, wrist, and fingers.

Lewis waves at Tony Orion, a nominee up for Best Bear/Cub whose biceps have stretched his black mesh jersey to a shine.

Kevin: Best Performance by Bulging Biceps Under a Wet White T-Shirt.

“Arm wrestling is more heart than biceps,” one of the featured athletes says.

His inhuman biceps and sultry hip pumping will ease any pain felt after hearing about his exit from the figure skating scene.

A 29-year-old former fitness model, he had viewers swooning with his sculpted biceps and abs.

The nose was very large, because this among the blacks indicates great endurance; whilst the biceps were abnormally developed.

If the biceps is in proportion, Bandsman Blake should tremble.

But I am now in splendid training; my right biceps is like a cricket-ball, and I feel that I could serve all day without tiring.

Two days before Christmas, Biceps Grimlund was sitting in his room, looking gloomily out of the window.

A typical pair of opposed muscles are the biceps and triceps of the upper arm.

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