Medical Dictionary


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

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