Meaning of quadriceps

quad•ri•ceps

Pronunciation: (kwod'ru-seps"), [key]
— pl. -ceps•es -ceps.
  1. a large muscle in front of the thigh, the action of which extends the leg or bends the hip joint.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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