Biceps femoris



See under biceps.
either of two flexor muscles, one (biceps brachii) located in the front of the upper arm and assisting in bending the arm, and the other (biceps femoris) located on the back of the thigh and assisting in bending the leg.
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Artistic Anatomy of Animals douard Cuyer

noun (pl) -ceps
(anatomy) any muscle having two heads or origins, esp the muscle that flexes the forearm related adjective bicipital

bi·cip’i·tal (-sĭp’ĭ-tl) adj.
biceps
(bī’sěps’)

Either of two muscles, biceps brachii of the arm or biceps femoris of the leg, each with two points of origin. The biceps of the arm bends the elbow, while the biceps of the leg helps to bend the knee as part of the hamstring.

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