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Quadriceps femoris muscle
The quadriceps femoris (Latin for "four-headed muscle of the femur"), also called simply the quadriceps, quadriceps extensor, quads, is a large muscle group that includes the four prevailing muscles on the front of the thigh. It is the great extensor muscle of the knee, forming a large fleshy mass which covers the front and sides of the femur. The proper Latin plural form of the adjective quadriceps would be quadricipites. In modern English usage, quadriceps is used in both singular and plural. The singular form quadricep, produced by back-formation, is frequently used.

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quadriceps femoris

Noun
1. a muscle of the thigh that extends the leg
(synonym) quadriceps, musculus quadriceps femoris, quad
(hypernym) extensor muscle, extensor
(part-holonym) thigh



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