extensor digitorum longus

noun
extensor digitorum lon·​gus | \ -ˈlȯŋ-gəs How to pronounce extensor digitorum longus (audio) \

Medical Definition of extensor digitorum longus

: a pennate muscle on the lateral part of the front of the leg that extends the four small toes and dorsally flexes and pronates the foot

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“Extensor digitorum longus.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/extensor%20digitorum%20longus. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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