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.
a biceps muscle, especially the one at the front of the upper arm.
Contemporary Examples

Pizza Shop Owner Scott Van Duzer on Bear-Hugging President Obama Kevin Fallon September 10, 2012
Send Bin Laden the Bill: Dakota Meyer on His Return From Afghanistan Dakota Meyer September 28, 2012
Pizza Shop Owner Scott Van Duzer on Bear-Hugging President Obama Kevin Fallon September 10, 2012
Hollywood’s New Macho Man Gina Piccalo March 31, 2010
This Arm Wrestling Reality Show Will Make You Beg for Mercy Kevin Fallon February 24, 2014

Historical Examples

Artistic Anatomy of Animals douard Cuyer
My Shipmate–Columbus Stephen Wilder
The Jacket (The Star-Rover) Jack London
The Flaw in the Sapphire Charles M. Snyder
What Is Man? And Other Stories Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

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

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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