[ kwod-ruh-sep ]
/ ˈkwɒd rə sɛp /

a quadriceps muscle.

Origin of quadricep

First recorded in 1990–95
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Word Origin and History for quadricep



large extensor muscle of the leg, 1840, from quadri- on model of bicep. Related: Quadriceps. So called because divided into four parts.

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