three-headed muscle

three-headed muscle

[TA]
complex muscle in which three separate heads of origin converge to insert via a common tendon, for example, triceps brachii, triceps coxae, or triceps surae.
Synonym(s): musculus triceps [TA], triceps (muscle) [TA]
[L. fr. tri-, three, + caput, head]
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Of importance are the arm and shoulder muscles, like for example, the three-headed muscle of the arm (Triceps brachii), which is responsible for the straightening and fixation of the arm.