Definitions for: Quadriceps


[n] a muscle of the thigh that extends the leg



Webster (1913) 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.

Synonyms: musculus quadriceps femoris, quad, quadriceps femoris

See Also: extensor, extensor muscle, thigh


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