Adjective "quadriceps" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


The large muscle at the front of the thigh, which is divided into four distinct portions and acts to extend the leg.
  1. 'You also use lower-body muscles including your quadriceps, hip flexors and gluteus maximus.'
  2. 'The deep branch innervates the quadriceps muscle, knee joint, and medial ligament.'
  3. 'Atrophy of the vastus medialis obliquus portion of the quadriceps muscle also may be noticeable.'

More definitions

1. a large muscle in front of the thigh, the action of which extends the leg or bends the hip joint.

More examples(as adjective)

"tendons can be quadriceps."

"muscles can be quadriceps."

"injuries can be quadriceps."


Mid 16th century: from Latin, literally ‘four-headed’.