Definition of “brachii” - English Dictionary


“brachii” in English

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uk /ˈbreɪ.ki.aɪ/ us /ˈbreɪ.ki.aɪ/ specialized

Examples from literature

  • Anatomy. —The triceps brachii is the principal structure which fills the space between the posterior border of the scapula and the humerus. 
  • However, radial paralysis is encountered following injury to the nerve occasioned by its being stretched, as in cases where the triceps brachii is unduly extended in restraining subjects by means of a casting harness. 
  • The radial nerve supplies branches to the three heads of the triceps brachii, to the common and lateral extensors of the digit and also to the skin covering the forearm. 
  • The triceps brachii is the chief antagonist of the biceps brachii. 
  • Thus it is seen, the biceps brachii is a weight bearing structure, as well as one that has to do with swinging the leg. 

(Definition of “brachii” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)