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This noun has an s in both the singular and the plural. Bicep is not Standard English.

  • The biceps brachii is an upper-arm muscle, and the biceps femoris is a similar muscle at the back of the thigh.
  • Arnold’s biceps are slightly smaller than when he competed professionally.