extensor digitorum longus

noun

extensor digitorum lon·​gus -ˈlȯŋ-gəs How to pronounce extensor digitorum longus (audio)
: 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/extensor%20digitorum%20longus. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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