Quadriceps meaning

kwŏdrĭ-sĕps
The large four-part extensor muscle at the front of the thigh.
noun
1
0
A muscle with four heads, or points of origin; esp., the large muscle at the front of the thigh, which extends the leg.
noun
1
0
The large four-part extensor muscle at the front of the thigh.
noun
1
0
(anatomy) A muscle having four heads, especially the large extensor at the front of the thigh.
noun
0
0
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.
0
1
Advertisement

Origin of quadriceps

  • quadri– (bi)ceps

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin quattuor, four, + caput, head

    From Wiktionary