(tri´seps) a muscle having three heads.
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• (n.) A muscle having three heads; specif., the great extensor of the forearm, arising by three heads and inserted into the olecranon at the elbow.
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triceps 1. Three-headed; specifically, of a muscle having three heads or points of origin. 2. A triceps muscle; specifically, that of the thigh and of the upper arm.
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Biceps and triceps muscles. Left: biceps contracted. Right: triceps contracted Any muscle that has three points of origin. Most commonly 'triceps' refers to the triceps brachii muscle – a large extensor along the back of the upper arm in humans. It originates just below the socket of the ...
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triceps, any muscle having three heads, or points of attachment, but especially the triceps brachii at the back of the upper arm. One head originates on the shoulder blade and two on the upper-arm bone, or humerus. Uniting part of the way down the arm, the heads swell into the belly, or muscle prope...
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The triceps brachii (three-headed muscle) lies at the upper portion of the inside of the arm. It is the main extensor of the arm and is made up of three teardrop shaped heads: the long head, the lateral head, and the medial head. When working with other nearby muscles it can also move the shoulder, ...
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Type: Term Pronunciation: trī′seps Definitions: 1. Three-headed; denoting especially two muscles: triceps brachii and triceps surae. See: muscle
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Muscle in the upper arm that causes the arm to straighten at the elbow (extend). To bend the arm its antagonistic muscle – the biceps – has to contract. The bending of the arm in this movement occurs at the elbow joint
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Latin tres = 3, and caput = head; hence a 3-headed muscle.
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1) Arm muscle 2) Arm muscles 3) Extensor muscle 4) Humerus cover 5) Muscle having three origins 6) Push-ups exercise them 7) Skeletal muscle 8) Striated muscle 9) Upper-arm muscle
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Muscle located on the outside and back part of the upper arm.
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