Definition of triceps
: a muscle that arises from three heads; especially : the large extensor muscle along the back of the upper arm
Examples of triceps in a Sentence
He felt a pain in his right triceps.
Recent Examples of triceps from the Web
Melvin said Hahn, who has missed his last two starts with tightness in his right triceps, will get the start against the Toronto Blue Jays Tuesday night.
RHP Jessie Hahn (right triceps strain) threw 75 pitches in a rehab start for Class A Stockton on Wednesday.
In a swap of left-handed relievers, Luis Avilan was placed on the 10-day disabled list with left triceps soreness and Adam Liberatore was activated from the DL.
Severino had a magnetic resonance imaging scan after the game, and he was found to have a mild right triceps strain.
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TRICEPS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of triceps for English Language Learners
: a large muscle along the back of the upper arm
Medical Definition of triceps
: a muscle that arises from three heads:a: the large extensor muscle that is situated along the back of the upper arm, arises by the long head from the infraglenoid tubercle of the scapula and by two heads from the shaft of the humerus, is inserted into the olecranon at the elbow, and extends the forearm at the elbow joint—called also triceps brachiib: the gastrocnemius and soleus muscles viewed as constituting together one muscle—called also triceps surae
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