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Bicipital

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Bici'pital.
Bici'pitous.
adj. [biceps, bicipitis, Lat.]
  1. Having two heads.

    While men believe bicipitous conformation in any species, they admit a gemination of principal parts. Brown's Vulg. Err.

  2. It is applied to one of the muscles of the arm.

    A piece of flesh is exchanged from the bicipital muscle of either party's arm. Brown's Vulgar Errours, b. ii. c. 3.

Sources: Browne, Thomas (204)

Attributes: Adjective (426) · Latin (690)

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