noun, plural quad·ri·ceps·es [kwod-ruh-sep-siz] /ˈkwɒd rəˌsɛp sɪz/, quad·ri·ceps. Anatomy.
Origin of quadriceps
Examples from the Web for quadriceps
Historical Examples of quadriceps
The tendon of the quadriceps femoris, at once drew the patella at least two inches above its normal position.Report on Surgery to the Santa Clara County Medical Society
Joseph Bradford Cox
Quadriceps, kwod′ri-seps, n. the great muscle which extends the leg upon the thigh.
Quadriceps very weak; does not react to electrical stimulation.Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900
George Henry Makins
The right leg will be raised and thrown forward with a jerk, owing to the contraction of the quadriceps muscles.A Practical Physiology
Albert F. Blaisdell
A further cause of disability, following upon sprains of the knee, is wasting of the quadriceps muscle.
noun plural -cepses (-ˌsɛpsɪz) or -ceps
Word Origin for quadriceps
1840, see quadricep.