bipennate

adjective

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

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“Bipennate.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/bipennate. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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