soleus

noun so·le·us \ ˈsō-lē-əs \

Definition of soleus

plural solei play \ˈsō-lē-ˌī\
: a broad flat muscle of the calf of the leg lying immediately beneath the gastrocnemius

Origin and Etymology of soleus

New Latin, from Latin solea sandal — more at sole


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soleus

noun so·le·us \ ˈsō-lē-əs \

medical Definition of soleus

plural solei play \-lē-ˌī\ also soleuses
: 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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