[kwod-ruh-sep] /ˈkwɒd rə sɛp/
a quadriceps muscle.
large extensor muscle of the leg, 1840, from quadri- on model of bicep. Related: Quadriceps. So called because divided into four parts.
[kwod-ruh-seps] /ˈkwɒd rəˌsɛps/ noun, plural quadricepses [kwod-ruh-sep-siz] /ˈkwɒd rəˌsɛp sɪz/ (Show IPA), quadriceps. Anatomy. 1. a large muscle in front of the thigh, the action of which extends the leg or bends the hip joint. /ˈkwɒdrɪˌsɛps/ noun (pl) -cepses (-ˌsɛpsɪz), -ceps 1. (anatomy) a large four-part muscle of the front of the thigh, which extends […]
- Quadriceps reflex
quadriceps reflex n. See patellar reflex.
- Quadriceps muscle of thigh
quadriceps muscle of thigh n. A muscle with origin by four heads: the rectus muscle of the thigh, the lateral vastus muscle, the intermediate vastus muscle, and the medial vastus muscle; with insertion into the patella and by a ligament to the tuberosity of the tibia, with nerve supply from the femoral nerve, and whose […]
noun 1. a three-dimensional surface whose equation is a quadratic equation.