triceps

noun
tri·​ceps | \ ˈtrī-ˌseps How to pronounce triceps (audio) \
plural triceps

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 on the Web The best triceps exercises, though, are not necessarily the ones that focus only on your triceps. Christa Sgobba, SELF, "10 Best Triceps Exercises That Will Seriously Work the Back of Your Arms," 16 Mar. 2020 Los Angeles Angels pitcher Luke Bard left their game at Cleveland with a bruised right triceps after being struck above his right elbow by a Carlos Santana line drive in the fifth inning . . . BostonGlobe.com, "Sun win 7th straight," 4 Aug. 2019 Pineda, who started Thursday, was placed on the IL with a right triceps strain. Betsy Helfand, Twin Cities, "Twins get C.J. Cron back, lose Byron Buxton, Michael Pineda to IL," 3 Aug. 2019 Buxton is out with a problem in his left shoulder, marking his third stint on the IL, while Pineda will be out with a right triceps strain . . BostonGlobe.com, "Draymond Green gets $100m extension from Warriors," 3 Aug. 2019 Logan still searching: Veteran reliever Boone Logan has been playing catch-up since missing the first five weeks with a triceps strain suffered during spring training. Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Hero today, gone tomorrow: Brewers option Ji-Man Choi to minors to add Woodruff to roster," 10 June 2018 The club brought Sherfy along slowly to start spring training because of the right triceps tightness that bothered him late last season. Nick Piecoro, azcentral, "Diamondbacks catcher Alex Avila not sweating spring results," 20 Mar. 2018 The pain resides in his triceps and runs down to his residual forearm, but Pezzarossi's brain is telling him the pain goes farther. Robert Rhoden, NOLA.com, "Veteran's bionic hand is turning heads in Mandeville," 12 Mar. 2018 Pineda, who started Thursday, was placed on the IL with a right triceps strain. Betsy Helfand, Twin Cities, "Twins get C.J. Cron back, lose Byron Buxton, Michael Pineda to IL," 3 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of triceps

1676, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for triceps

New Latin tricipit-, triceps, from Latin, three-headed, from tri- + capit-, caput head — more at head

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“Triceps.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/triceps. Accessed 30 May. 2020.

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triceps

noun
How to pronounce triceps (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of triceps

: a large muscle along the back of the upper arm

triceps

noun
tri·​ceps | \ ˈtrī-ˌseps How to pronounce triceps (audio) \
plural triceps also tricepses

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 brachii

b : the gastrocnemius and soleus muscles viewed as constituting together one muscle

called also triceps surae

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