[ fem-er-is ]
/ ˈfɛm ər ɪs /
See under biceps.
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Origin of biceps femoris
1855–60; <New Latin: literally, biceps of (the) femur
Words nearby biceps femoris
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Medical definitions for biceps femoris
[ fĕm′ər-ĭs ]
A muscle whose long head has origin from the tuberosity of the ischium and whose short head has origin from the lower half of the lateral lip of the linea aspera, with insertion into the head of the fibula, with nerve supply from the tibial nerve for the long head and from the peroneal nerve for the short head, and whose action flexes the knee and rotates the leg laterally.
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