Definition of Musculus biceps brachii

1. Noun. A muscle that flexes and supinates the forearm.

Exact synonyms: Biceps Brachii, Biceps Humeri
Group relationships: Arm
Generic synonyms: Biceps

Medical Definition of Musculus biceps brachii

1. Origin, long head from supraglenoidal tuberosity of scapula, short head from coracoid process; insertion, tuberosity of radius; action, flexes and supinates forearm (it is the primary supinator of the forearm); nerve supply, musculocutaneous. Synonym: musculus biceps brachii, biceps muscle of arm. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Musculus Biceps Brachii

musculus anconeus
musculus antitragicus
musculus articularis
musculus articularis cubiti
musculus articularis genus
musculus aryepiglotticus
musculus arytenoideus obliquus
musculus arytenoideus transversus
musculus aryvocalis
musculus attollens aurem
musculus attrahens aurem
musculus auricularis anterior
musculus auricularis posterior
musculus auricularis superior
musculus azygos uvulae
musculus biceps brachii (current term)
musculus biceps femoris
musculus biceps flexor cruris
musculus bipennatus
musculus biventer mandibulae
musculus brachialis
musculus brachiocephalicus
musculus brachioradialis
musculus bronchoesophageus
musculus buccinator
musculus buccopharyngeus
musculus caninus
musculus cephalopharyngeus

Literary usage of Musculus biceps brachii

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham (1903)
"Biceps (musculus biceps brachii).—The biceps muscle arises from the scapula by two distinct heads of origin. The short or inner head (caput breve) springs ..."

2. Journal of Anatomy and Physiology (1868)
"3. A partial, independent insertion of the soleus muscle, by a tendon into the os calcis. 4. A musculus biceps brachii, with a supplemental head, ..."

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