soleus


so·le·us

noun \ˈsō-lē-əs\
plural so·lei \-lē-ˌī\

Definition of SOLEUS

:  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

so·le·us

noun \ˈsō-lē-əs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural so·lei \-lē-ˌī\ also soleuses

Medical Definition of SOLEUS

: 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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