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Meaning of triceps by Wiktionary Dictionary

triceps


    Etymology

    From Latin trīceps ( “triple-headed” ), from trēs ( “three” ) + caput ( “head” ) .

    Noun

    triceps ( plural: triceps or tricepses )

    1. ( anatomy ) Any muscle having three heads .
    2. ( anatomy ) Specifically, the triceps brachii .

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Explanation of triceps by Wordnet Dictionary

triceps


    Noun
    1. any skeletal muscle having three origins ( but especially the triceps brachii )



    Definition of triceps by GCIDE Dictionary

    triceps


    1. Triceps n. [NL., fr. L. triceps, having three beads; tres, tria, three + caput head: cf. F. triceps. See Three, and Chief.] ( Anat. ) A muscle having three heads; specif., the great extensor of the forearm, arising by three heads and inserted into the olecranon at the elbow.