soleus

soleus
See s. (muscle). [Mod. L. fr. L. solea, a sandal, sole of the foot (of animals), fr. solum, bottom, floor, ground]

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so·le·us 'sō-lē-əs n, pl so·lei -lē-.ī 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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n.
a broad flat muscle in the calf of the leg, beneath the gastrocnemius muscle. The soleus flexes the foot, so that the toes point downwards.

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so·le·us (soґle-əs) [L. solea a sandal with straps] see musculus soleus.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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