extensor hallucis longus

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

Medical Definition of extensor hallucis longus

: a long thin muscle situated on the shin that extends the big toe and dorsiflexes and supinates the foot

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