quadriceps

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin quadriceps, from quadri- +‎ -ceps, from quattuor (four) and from caput (head)

Noun[edit]

quadriceps (plural quadricepses or quadriceps)

  1. (anatomy) A muscle having four heads, especially the large extensor at the front of the thigh.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin quadriceps, from quadri- +‎ -ceps.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ka.dʁi.sɛps/, /kwa.dʁi.sɛps/

Noun[edit]

quadriceps m (plural quadriceps)

  1. quadriceps (muscle)