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Medical Term:

three-headed muscle


complex muscle in which three separate heads of origin converge to insert via a common tendon, triceps brachii, triceps coxae, or triceps surae.

Synonym(s): musculus tricepsTA, triceps (muscle)TA

[L. fr. tri-, three, + caput, head]

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