quadriceps

noun quad·ri·ceps \ ˈkwä-drə-ˌseps \

Definition of quadriceps

plural quadriceps also quadricepses
:the greater extensor muscle of the front of the thigh that is divided into four parts

Examples of quadriceps in a Sentence

  1. He felt a pain in his right quadriceps.

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Origin and Etymology of quadriceps

New Latin quadricipit-, quadriceps, from quadri- + -cipit-, -ceps (as in bicipit-, biceps biceps)


QUADRICEPS Defined for English Language Learners

quadriceps

noun

Definition of quadriceps for English Language Learners

  • : a large muscle at the front of your upper leg


Medical Dictionary

quadriceps

noun quad·ri·ceps \ ˈkwäd-rə-ˌseps \

medical Definition of quadriceps

:a large extensor muscle of the front of the thigh divided above into four parts which include the rectus femoris, vastus lateralis, vastus intermedius, and vastus medialis, and which unite in a single tendon to enclose the patella as a sesamoid bone at the knee and insert as the patellar tendon into the tuberosity of the tibia called also quadriceps femoris, quadriceps muscle

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