1. triceps

noun. ['ˈtraɪˌsɛps'] any skeletal muscle having three origins (but especially the triceps brachii).


  • triceps brachii
  • musculus triceps brachii
  • skeletal muscle


  • flexor


  • triceps (Latin)

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Sentences with triceps-brachii

1. Noun Phrase
The triceps brachii features three heads that originate up at the back of your upper arm bone and scapula and then run down to insert at your elbow bone.

2. Noun Phrase
The muscle that takes on the greatest percentage of the load during the bench dip is the triceps brachii muscle at the back of each of your upper arms.

3. Noun Phrase
The anterior deltoid, which is the front of your shoulder, and your triceps brachii at the back of your upper arms, are both considered pushing muscles and are also recruited during the pushup.

4. Noun Phrase
Diamond Push-Ups: When you keep your hands close together under your chest and hug your elbows in against your torso as you press up and down, your triceps brachii get more activation.