extensor hallucis longus

noun

extensor hallucis lon·​gus -ˈlȯŋ-gəs How to pronounce extensor hallucis longus (audio)
: a long thin muscle situated on the shin that extends the big toe and dorsiflexes and supinates the foot

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“Extensor hallucis longus.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/extensor%20hallucis%20longus. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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