triceps reflex

n.

A sudden contraction of the triceps muscle caused by a firm tap on its tendon when the forearm hangs loosely at a right angle with the upper arm.

Nearby words

  1. trice,
  2. tricentenary,
  3. tricentennial,
  4. tricep,
  5. triceps,
  6. triceps surae reflex,
  7. triceratops,
  8. trich-,
  9. trichia,
  10. trichiasis


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