bipennate

adjective
bi·​pen·​nate | \ (ˈ)bī-ˈpen-ˌāt How to pronounce bipennate (audio) \

Medical Definition of bipennate

: having the fibers arranged obliquely and inserting on both sides into a central tendon The biceps brachii is a bipennate muscle with two heads of origin.— Clifford G. Rios et al., Biomechanics, June 2003

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“Bipennate.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/bipennate. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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