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[bahy-sep] /ˈbaɪ sɛp/
a biceps muscle, especially the one at the front of the upper arm.
Origin of bicep
1955-60; back formation from biceps Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • So the next time you're faced with a choice that takes self-control, clench your fist or firm that bicep.
  • He started plunging the needle deep into his bicep, shooting heroin directly into the muscle.
  • Pull from your core rather than with your bicep, keeping your leading arm straight and guiding the blade fully into the water.
  • He also has two unidentified tattoos on his left bicep.
  • Lacks intact right and left bicep muscles or alternative arm muscle group.
Word Origin and History for bicep

false singular of biceps (q.v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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