[kwod-ruh-seps] /ˈkwɒd rəˌsɛps/
noun, plural quadricepses
[kwod-ruh-sep-siz] /ˈkwɒd rəˌsɛp sɪz/ (Show IPA), quadriceps. Anatomy.
a large muscle in front of the thigh, the action of which extends the leg or bends the hip joint.
noun (pl) -cepses (-ˌsɛpsɪz), -ceps
(anatomy) a large four-part muscle of the front of the thigh, which extends the leg
1840, see quadricep.
quadriceps quad·ri·ceps (kwŏd’rĭ-sěps’)
The large four-part extensor muscle at the front of the thigh. adj.
Having four heads, said of certain muscles.
The large, four-part muscle at the front of the thigh that arises in the hip and pelvis and inserts as a strong tendon below the kneecap (patella). The quadriceps straightens and helps stabilize the knee.
- 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.
[kwod-ruh-sahy-kuh l] /ˈkwɒd rəˌsaɪ kəl/ noun 1. a vehicle similar to the bicycle and tricycle but having four wheels.