noun, plural quad·ri·ceps·es [kwod-ruh-sep-siz] /ˈkwɒd rəˌsɛp sɪz/, quad·ri·ceps. Anatomy.
- quadric surface,
- quadriceps muscle of thigh,
- quadriceps reflex,
Origin of quadriceps
Examples from the Web for quadriceps
A further cause of disability, following upon sprains of the knee, is wasting of the quadriceps muscle.
Upon tapping, the quadriceps tendon caused a brisk marked contraction of thigh muscles, followed by mild clonus.Studies in Forensic Psychiatry|Bernard Glueck
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
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
On relaxing the quadriceps, the fragments may be approximated more or less completely.
noun plural -cepses (-ˌsɛpsɪz) or -ceps
Word Origin for quadriceps
1840, see quadricep.