Quadriceps definitions

kwŏd'rĭ-sĕps'
The large four-part extensor muscle at the front of the thigh.
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A muscle with four heads, or points of origin; esp., the large muscle at the front of the thigh, which extends the leg.
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The large four-part extensor muscle at the front of the thigh.
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The large, four-part muscle at the front of the thigh that arises in the hip and pelvis and inserts as a strong tendon below the kneecap (patella). The quadriceps straightens and helps stabilize the knee.
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(anatomy) A muscle having four heads, especially the large extensor at the front of the thigh.
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Origin of quadriceps

Latin quattuor, four, + caput, head