Definition of Musculus biceps femoris

1. Noun. The biceps muscle of the thigh; it flexes the knee and rotates the leg laterally.

Exact synonyms: Femoral Biceps
Group relationships: Thigh
Generic synonyms: Biceps

Medical Definition of Musculus biceps femoris

1. Origin, long head (caput longum) from tuberosity of ischium, short head (caput breve) from lower half of lateral lip of linea aspera; insertion, head of fibula; action, flexes knee and rotates leg laterally; nerve supply, long head, tibial, short head, peroneal. Synonym: musculus biceps femoris, biceps muscle of thigh, musculus biceps flexor cruris. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Musculus Biceps Femoris

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
musculus biceps femoris (current term)
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
musculus ceratocricoideus

Literary usage of Musculus biceps femoris

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

1. Morphologisches Jahrbuch (1902)
"Wenn ich im Folgenden die Aufmerksamkeit der Fachgenossen auf den Musculus biceps femoris der Säugethiere lenken möchte, so geschieht es desshalb, ..."

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