bipenniform


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bipenniform

 [bi-pen´ĭ-form]
doubly feather-shaped; said of muscles whose fibers are arranged on each side of a tendon like barbs on a feather shaft.

bi·pen·nate

, bipenniform (bī-pen'āt, pen'i-fōrm),
Pertaining to a muscle with a central tendon toward which the fibers converge on either side like the barbs of a feather.
[bi- + L. penna, feather]

bipenniform

/bi·pen·ni·form/ (bi-pen´ĭ-form) doubly feather-shaped; said of muscles whose fibers are arranged on each side of a tendon like barbs on a feather shaft.

bipenniform

[bīpen′ifôrm′]
Etymology: L, bis + penna, feather, forma, form
(of body structure) having the bilateral symmetry of a feather, such as the pattern formed by the fasciculi that converge on both sides of a muscle tendon in the rectus femoris. Compare multipenniform, penniform, radiate.

bi·pen·nate

, bipenniform (bī-pen'āt, -pen'i-fōrm)
Pertaining to a muscle with a central tendon toward which the fibers converge on either side like the barbs of a feather.
[bi- + L. penna, feather]

bipenniform

doubly feather-shaped; said of muscles whose fibers are arranged on each side of a tendon like barbs on a feather shaft.