Biceps meaning

bī'sĕps'
A muscle with two heads or points of origin.
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A muscle having two heads, or points of origin; esp., the large muscle in the front of the upper arm or the corresponding muscle at the back of the thigh.
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Either of two muscles, biceps brachii of the arm or biceps femoris of the leg, each with two points of origin. The biceps of the arm bends the elbow, while the biceps of the leg helps to bend the knee as part of the hamstring.
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Strength or muscular development, esp. of the arm.
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A muscle with two heads or points of origin.
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(anatomy) Any muscle having two heads.
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Specifically, the biceps brachii, the flexor of the elbow.
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(informal) The upper arm, especially the collective muscles of the upper arm.
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(prosody) A point in a metrical pattern that can be filled either with one long syllable (a longum) or two short syllables (two brevia)
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The definition of biceps are muscles with two points of origin particularly in the front of the upper arm or the back of the thigh.

Examples of biceps are the muscles that flex the forearms.

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Origin of biceps

  • From Latin two-headed bi- two bi–1 caput head kaput- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin biceps (“double-headed, two peaked”), from bis (“double”) + caput (“head”).
    From Wiktionary