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gastrocnemius

[ gas-trok-nee-mee-uhs, gas-truh-nee- ]
/ ˌgæs trɒkˈni mi əs, ˌgæs trəˈni- /
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noun, plural gas·troc·ne·mi·i [gas-trok-nee-mee-ahy, gas-truh-nee-]. /ˌgæs trɒkˈni miˌaɪ, ˌgæs trəˈni-/. Anatomy.
the largest muscle in the calf of the leg, the action of which extends the foot, raises the heel, and assists in bending the knee.

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Origin of gastrocnemius

1670–80; <New Latin <Greek gastroknēm(ía) calf of the leg + Latin -ius noun suffix

OTHER WORDS FROM gastrocnemius

gas·troc·ne·mi·al, gas·troc·ne·mi·an, adjective
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