Medical Dictionary

gastrocnemius

noun gas·troc·ne·mi·us \ˌgas-(ˌ)träk-ˈnē-mē-əs, -trək-\
plural gas·troc·ne·mii \-mē-ˌī\

Medical Definition of GASTROCNEMIUS

:  the largest and most superficial muscle of the calf of the leg that arises by two heads from the condyles of the femur and has its tendon of insertion incorporated as part of the Achilles tendon—called also gastrocnemius muscle
gas·troc·ne·mi·al \-mē-əl\ adjective

Illustration of GASTROCNEMIUS

July 04, 2015
stringent Hear it
rigorous, strict, or severe
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