Triceps meaning

trīsĕps
The muscle at the back of the upper arm that raises and lowers the forearm. The triceps has three points of attachment to bone at its origin.
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(anatomy) Any muscle having three heads.
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The triceps is the muscle that runs along the back of the upper arm.

An example of a triceps is the muscle used to extend your forearm.

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A large three-headed muscle running along the back of the upper arm and serving to extend the forearm.
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A large three-headed muscle running along the back of the upper arm and serving to extend the forearm.
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A muscle having three heads, or points of origin, esp. the large muscle at the back of the upper arm that extends the forearm when contracted.
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A large three-headed muscle running along the back of the upper arm and serving to extend the forearm.
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(anatomy) Specifically, the triceps brachii.
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Origin of triceps

  • From Latin three-headed tri- tri- caput head kaput- in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Latin three-headed tri- tri- caput head kaput- in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Latin trÄ«ceps (“triple-headed"), from trÄ“s (“three") + caput (“head").

    From Wiktionary