soleus

noun
so·​le·​us | \ ˈsō-lē-əs How to pronounce soleus (audio) \
plural solei\ ˈsō-​lē-​ˌī How to pronounce soleus (audio) \

Definition of soleus

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

Examples of soleus in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Baldelli said outfielder-infielder Luis Arraez had an MRI that showed a minor strain of Arraez's soleus muscle. Chris Hine, Star Tribune, 23 July 2021

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First Known Use of soleus

1676, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for soleus

New Latin, from Latin solea sandal — more at sole

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Cite this Entry

“Soleus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/soleus. Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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soleus

noun
so·​le·​us | \ ˈsō-lē-əs How to pronounce soleus (audio) \
plural solei\ -​lē-​ˌī How to pronounce soleus (audio) \ 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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