from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A muscle with two heads or points of origin.
- n. The large muscle at the front of the upper arm that flexes the forearm. Also called biceps brachii.
- n. The large muscle at the back of the thigh that flexes the knee joint. Also called biceps femoris.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any muscle having two heads.
- n. Specifically, the biceps brachii, the flexor of the elbow.
- n. The upper arm, especially the collective muscles of the upper arm.
- n. A point in a metrical pattern that can be filled either with one long syllable (a longum) or two short syllables (two brevia)
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A muscle having two heads or origins; -- applied particularly to a flexor in the arm, and to another in the thigh.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In anatomy, a muscle having two heads or origins; specifically, the biceps brachii.
- n. Figuratively, strength or muscular development.
- n. Muscular strength of the arm; ability to use the arm effectively: from such strength or ability depending on the development of the biceps muscle.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any skeletal muscle having two origins (but especially the muscle that flexes the forearm)
From Latin, two-headed : bi-, two; see bi-1 + caput, head.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin biceps ("double-headed, two peaked"), from bis ("double") + caput ("head"). (Wiktionary)