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Meaning of QUADRICEPS

Pronunciation:  'kwâdri`seps

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a muscle of the thigh that extends the leg
 

QUADRICEPS is a 10 letter word that starts with Q.

 

 Synonyms: musculus quadriceps femoris, quad, quadriceps femoris
 
 See Also: extensor, extensor muscle, thigh

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Quad"ri*ceps\, n. [NL., fr. L. qyattuor four + caput
head.] (Anat.)
The great extensor muscle of the knee, divided above into
four parts which unite in a single tendon at the knee.

 
Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: large muscles located on the front of each thigh.
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Quadriceps is the term usually used when referring to the quadriceps femoris muscles, which are the extensor muscles of the leg covering the front and sides of the femur. It consists of four muscles: rectus femoris, vastus lateralis, medialis, and intermedius.
 

 

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