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Bipennate muscle
A, fusiform; B, unipennate; C, bipennate; P.C.S., physiological cross-section.
Latin musculus pennatus, musculus bipennatus
Gray's subject #102 361

A modification of the unipennate condition is found where oblique fibers converge to both sides of a central tendon; these are called bipennate, and an example is afforded in the rectus femoris.

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