bipennate


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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]
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bipennate

adjective Referring to a muscle with a fibre architecture coursing obliquely on both sides of a tendon, as seen in hand muscles.
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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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
References in periodicals archive ?
In the present study, fourth lumbrical is bipennate muscle in all the 40 specimens.
The first and second lumbricals were unipennate; third and fourth were bipennate.