bicep

bicep
bi|cep [ˈbaısep] n [C usually plural]
[Date: 1600-1700; : Modern Latin; Origin: biceps, from Latin, 'two-headed', from caput 'head'; because it is attached in two places]
the large muscle on the front of your upper arm
He had an eagle tattoo on one of his biceps.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • bicep — false singular of BICEPS (Cf. biceps) (q.v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • bicep — noun Etymology: back formation from biceps Date: 1939 biceps a …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bicep — /buy sep/, n. a biceps muscle, esp. the one at the front of the upper arm. [1955 60; back formation fr. biceps] * * * …   Universalium

  • bicep — noun A supposed singular of biceps …   Wiktionary

  • bicep — bi·cep …   English syllables

  • bicep — anat. bi•cep [[t]ˈbaɪ sɛp[/t]] n. a biceps muscle, esp. the one at the front of the upper arm • Etymology: 1955–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • bicep — /ˈbaɪsɛp/ (say buysep) noun → biceps. {backformation: assumed singular of biceps} …  

  • bicep — ˈbīˌsep noun ( s) Etymology: back formation from biceps, taken as a plural : biceps * * * /buy sep/, n. a biceps muscle, esp. the one at the front of the upper arm. [1955 60; back formation fr. biceps] …   Useful english dictionary

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