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soleus

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noun so·le·us \ˈsō-lē-əs\

Definition of soleus

plural so·lei play \-lē-ˌī\

  1. :  a broad flat muscle of the calf of the leg lying immediately beneath the gastrocnemius



Origin of soleus

New Latin, from Latin solea sandal — more at sole


First Known Use: 1676

Rhymes with soleus


Medical Dictionary

soleus

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noun so·le·us \ˈsō-lē-əs\

Medical Definition of soleus

plural so·lei \-lē-ˌī\play also soleuses

  1. :  a broad flat muscle of the calf of the leg that lies deep to the gastrocnemius, arises from the back and upper part of the tibia and fibula and from a tendinous arch between them, inserts by a tendon that unites with that of the gastrocnemius to form the Achilles tendon, and acts to flex the foot



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