quadriceps
noun (plural quadriceps; also quadricepses) Etymology: New Latin quadricipit-, quadriceps, from quadri- + -cipit-, -ceps (as in bicipit-, biceps biceps) Date: 1840 the greater extensor muscle of the front of the thigh that is divided into four parts

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  • quadriceps — [ k(w)adrisɛps ] n. m. • 1924; lat. méd. repris du lat. tardif « à quatre têtes »; cf. biceps, triceps ♦ Anat. Faisceau musculaire de l avant de la cuisse, attaché à la rotule, qui réunit les muscles vastes (crural et droit antérieur). ●… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • quadríceps — s. m. 2 núm. [Anatomia] O mesmo que quadricípite.   ‣ Etimologia: latim quadriceps, cipitis, de quatro cabeças …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • Quadriceps — 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. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • quadriceps — ► NOUN (pl. same) ▪ a large muscle at the front of the thigh. ORIGIN from Latin, four headed …   English terms dictionary

  • quadriceps — [kwä′dri seps΄] n. [ModL < QUADRI + L ceps < caput, the HEAD] a muscle with four heads, or points of origin; esp., the large muscle at the front of the thigh, which extends the leg quadricipital [kwä΄drisip′i təl] adj …   English World dictionary

  • Quadriceps — Although the term quadriceps technically may refer to any four headed muscle, it usually refers to and is synonymous with the quadriceps muscle of the thigh, the large muscle that comes down the femur (the bone of the upper leg), goes over the… …   Medical dictionary

  • Quadriceps — Muscle quadriceps fémoral Pour les articles homonymes, voir Quad. les muscles de la face antérieure de la cuisse …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Quadriceps — Musculus quadriceps femoris Oberschenkelmuskulatur des Menschen von vorn, li. Bein, M. vastus intermedius dr. M. rectus femoris verdeckt Ursprung mit 4 Köpfen am Femur sowie Darmbein Ansatz …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • quadriceps — UK [ˈkwɒdrɪseps] / US [ˈkwɑdrɪˌseps] noun [countable] Word forms quadriceps : singular quadriceps plural quadriceps the large muscle on the front of your thigh …   English dictionary

  • quadriceps — qua̱|dri|ceps [aus lat. quadriceps = vierköpfig]: „vierköpfig“; z. B. in der Fügung ↑Musculus quadriceps femoris (Anat.) …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

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