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quadricep

[kwod-ruh-sep] /ˈkwɒd rə sɛp/
1.
a quadriceps muscle.
Origin
1990-1995
1990-95
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  • After surgery, his leg will be immobilized in a brace for a month, causing the quadricep to atrophy.
Word Origin and History for quadricep
n.

large extensor muscle of the leg, 1840, from quadri- on model of bicep. Related: Quadriceps. So called because divided into four parts.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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