Definition of triceps in English:

Share this entry

triceps

Pronunciation: /ˈtrʌɪsɛps/

noun (plural same)

Anatomy
Any of several muscles having three points of attachment at one end, particularly (also triceps brachii /ˈbreɪkɪʌɪ/) the large muscle at the back of the upper arm: [as modifier]: the full range of triceps movement
More example sentences
  • Palpation of the soft tissues begins with the biceps and triceps muscles.
  • Then the biceps relaxes and the triceps contracts to straighten the elbow.
  • The rotating French press is a terrific triceps toner because it really isolates the triceps muscle.

Origin

Late 16th century: from Latin, literally 'three-headed', from tri- 'three' + -ceps (from caput 'head').

Words that rhyme with triceps

biceps

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: tri|ceps

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.