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 The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

From Latin, two-headed : bi-, two; see bi-1 + caput, head.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin biceps ("double-headed, two peaked"), from bis ("double") + caput ("head").


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