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Medical Term:

long head


the head that has the more proximal origin. Terminologia Anatomica lists long heads (caput longum ...) of the following: 1) biceps brachii [TA] (... musculi bicipitis brachii [TA]); 2) biceps femoris [TA] (... musculi bicipitis femoris [TA]); and 3) triceps brachii [TA] (... musculi tricipitis brachii [TA]).

Synonym(s): caput longumTA

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