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

1640–50; < Latin bicipit- (stem of biceps) biceps + -al1
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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

    John Victor Lacroix

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

    Lameness of the Horse

    John Victor Lacroix

British Dictionary definitions for bicipital


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

C17: see biceps, -al 1
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Word Origin and History for bicipital


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

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