Biceps


Biceps
The biceps is a muscle that has two heads or origins. In Latin, biceps means two-headed and is derived from "bis", twice + "caput", head. There is more than one biceps muscle. The biceps brachii is the well-known flexor muscle in the upper arm and bulges when the arm is bent in a C-shape with the fist toward the forehead. The biceps femoris is in the back of the thigh.
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A muscle with two origins or heads. Commonly used to refer to the b. brachii (muscle). [bi- + L. caput, head]

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bi·ceps 'bī-.seps n, pl biceps also bi·ceps·es a muscle having two heads: as
a) the large flexor muscle of the front of the upper arm
b) the large flexor muscle of the back of the upper leg

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n.
a muscle with two heads. The biceps brachii extends from the shoulder joint to the elbow. It flexes the arm and forearm and supinates the forearm and hand. The biceps femoris is situated at the back of the thigh and is responsible for flexing the knee, extending the thigh, and rotating the leg outwards.

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bi·ceps (biґseps) [bi- + L. caput head] a muscle having two heads.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • biceps — [ bisɛps ] n. m. • 1704; adj. fin XVIe; mot lat. « qui a deux têtes », de bis et caput → triceps 1 ♦ Anat. Muscle composé de deux portions (ou têtes) distinctes. Le biceps brachial : le biceps (2o). Biceps crural. 2 ♦ Cour. Muscle du bras qui… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • biceps — BÍCEPS, bicepşi, s.m. Muşchi cu extremitatea superioară despărţită în două ligamente; (în special) muşchiul dintre umăr şi cot, care face să se îndoaie antebraţul. – Din fr., lat. biceps. Trimis de paula, 21.06.2002. Sursa: DEX 98  BÍCEPS s.… …   Dicționar Român

  • Biceps — (von lateinisch: biceps „zweiköpfig“) bezeichnet üblicherweise den zweiköpfigen Armbeuger Muskel (Musculus biceps brachii) auch den zweiköpfigen Schenkelbeuger Muskel (Musculus biceps femoris) Biceps ist der Name folgender Personen: Nicolaus… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • biceps — bíceps bíceps m. anat. Músculo caracterizado porque uno de sus extremos termina en dos divisiones o cabezas independientes, como el bíceps braquial o crural. Medical Dictionary. 2011. biceps …   Diccionario médico

  • bíceps — (plural bíceps) sustantivo masculino 1. Área: anatomía Músculo doble, situado en brazos y piernas, que permite su flexión. bíceps braquial Bíceps del brazo. bíceps femoral …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • Biceps — may refer to: * The two headed Biceps brachii muscle on the inside of each upper arm. * The biceps femoris, one of the hamstring muscles of the underside of each thigh. * Biceps (prosody), a point in a metrical pattern …   Wikipedia

  • BICEPS — (от лат. bis дважды и caput голова), двуглавый, название мышц, начинающихся двумя раздельными порциями (головками), соединяющимися в одно мышечное брюшко. Musculus В. bra с h i i (двуглавая мышца плеча) начальным сухожилием своей длинной головки… …   Большая медицинская энциклопедия

  • bíceps — (Del lat. biceps). 1. adj. De dos cabezas, dos puntas, dos cimas o cabos. 2. Anat. Dicho de un músculo par: Que tiene por arriba dos porciones o cabezas. U. t. c. s.) bíceps braquial. m. Anat. El que va desde el omóplato a la parte superior del… …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • biceps — BICEPS. s. m. (On prononce le P et l S.) Terme d Anatomie. Il se dit Des muscles dont la partie supérieure est divisée en deux. Le biceps du bras. Le biceps de la cuisse …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • bíceps — ‘Músculo que tiene dos porciones o cabezas’. Es invariable en plural (→ plural, 1f): los bíceps. Es incorrecta la grafía sin tilde ⊕ biceps (→ tilde2, 1.1.2) …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • biceps — 1630s (adj.), from L. biceps having two parts, lit. two headed, from bis double (see BIS (Cf. bis )) + ceps comb. form of caput head (see HEAD (Cf. head)). As a noun meaning biceps muscle, from 1640s, so called for its structure. Despite the …   Etymology dictionary


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