biceps

noun
bi·​ceps | \ ˈbī-ˌseps How to pronounce biceps (audio) \
plural biceps also bicepses

Definition of biceps

: a muscle having two heads: such as
a or bicep \ ˈbī-​ˌsep How to pronounce biceps (audio) \ or biceps brachii \ ˈbī-​ˌseps-​ˈbrā-​kē-​ˌī How to pronounce biceps (audio) , ˈbī-​ˌseps-​ˈbrā-​kē-​ˌē \ : the large flexor muscle of the front of the upper arm Despite a torn left biceps, Holmes used his jab, one of the best in heavyweight history, to win four of the first five rounds.— Jack McCallum … they hold a dumbbell in each hand and do lateral raises with one arm while performing bicep curls with the other.— Chloe Busch The biceps brachii, the rounded muscles that are easily identifiable, consists of a long and short head.— Eric Sternlicht
b usually biceps femoris \ ˈbī-​ˌseps-​ˈfe-​mə-​rəs How to pronounce biceps (audio) \ : the large flexor muscle of the back of the upper leg Doctors had found a malignant tumor in her right biceps femoris muscle. … She had surgery at the end of February to have the growth and part of her hamstring muscle removed …— Kelyn Soong

Examples of biceps in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Because his biceps injury occurred while swinging the bat, Hinch won't tinker with his defensive usage. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Tigers to activate Miguel Cabrera (biceps strain) from injured list this weekend," 23 Apr. 2021 Ramos has stepped into the cleanup spot with Miguel Cabrera sidelined by a biceps injury, and his six homers lead the majors. Kristie Rieken, Chron, "Astros hammered by Tigers for fourth straight loss," 14 Apr. 2021 Cabrera has been dealing with soreness in his left biceps, and the Detroit Tigers decided to put the All-Star slugger on the 10-day disabled list Sunday to undergo testing and find out exactly what's wrong with one of baseball's best hitters. Tom Withers, ajc, "Tigers put Miguel Cabrera on IL with biceps strain," 11 Apr. 2021 Cabrera has been dealing with soreness in his left biceps, and the Detroit Tigers decided to put the All-Star slugger on the 10-day disabled list Sunday to undergo testing and find out exactly what's wrong with one of baseball's best hitters. Tom Withers, Star Tribune, "Tigers put Miguel Cabrera on IL with biceps strain," 11 Apr. 2021 Godchaux, who started 42 games the past four years before suffering a biceps injury that ended last season prematurely, landed a two-year, $16 million deal from the Patriots. Omar Kelly, sun-sentinel.com, "Miami Dolphins’ offseason movement: Who’s coming and who’s going?," 17 Mar. 2021 Justin Hillard, Ohio State: Overcame serious injuries (two biceps tears, one Achilles tear) to finish tenure in Columbus on high note. Michael Gehlken, Dallas News, "Pre-draft position preview: Keeping Leighton Vander Esch healthy, improving LB depth should be Cowboys’ priority," 12 Apr. 2021 Manager Don Mattingly confirmed after the game that Hernandez exited early in the top of the third inning with inflammation in his right biceps tendon. Rick Menning, sun-sentinel.com, "Marlins, paced by torrid Marte, outslug Rays for first win," 3 Apr. 2021 Cabrera has also dealt with groin and hamstring injuries while rupturing his left biceps tendon during the 2018 season. Forbes, "Miguel Cabrera’s Pursuit Of Milestones In 2021 Complements Detroit Tigers’ Rebuild," 28 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of biceps

circa 1641, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for biceps

New Latin bicipit-, biceps, from Latin, two-headed, from bi- + capit-, caput head — more at head

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The first known use of biceps was circa 1641

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biceps

noun

English Language Learners Definition of biceps

: a large muscle at the front of the upper arm

biceps

noun
bi·​ceps | \ ˈbī-ˌseps How to pronounce biceps (audio) \
plural biceps also bicepses

Kids Definition of biceps

: a large muscle of the front of the upper arm

biceps

noun
bi·​ceps | \ ˈbī-ˌseps How to pronounce biceps (audio) \
plural biceps also bicepses

Medical Definition of biceps

: a muscle having two heads: as
a also biceps brachii \ -​ˈbrā-​kē-​ˌē, -​ˌī How to pronounce biceps (audio) \
or biceps flexor cubiti \ -​ˈflek-​ˌsȯr-​ˈkyü-​bə-​ˌtī, -​bət-​ē How to pronounce biceps (audio) \ : the large flexor muscle of the front of the upper arm arising by its short head from the coracoid process and by its long head from the upper margin of the glenoid cavity and being inserted into the tuberosity of the radius
b or biceps femoris \ -​ˈfē-​mə-​rəs, -​ˈfem-​ə-​ How to pronounce biceps (audio) \ also biceps flexor cruris : the large flexor muscle of the back of the upper leg that arises by its long head from the tuberosity of the ischium and by its short head from the shaft of the femur, that is inserted into the head of the fibula, its tendon forming the outer hamstring, and that flexes the leg on the thigh and extends the thigh on the trunk

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