noun, plural gas·troc·ne·mi·i [gas-trok-nee-mee-ahy, gas-truh-nee-] /ˌgæs trɒkˈni miˌaɪ, ˌgæs trəˈni-/. Anatomy.
- gastro-omental artery,
- gastrocolic omentum,
- gastrocolic reflex,
Origin of gastrocnemius
Examples from the Web for gastrocnemius
Then it accompanies the gastrocnemius, and becomes tendinous where the tendo-Achillis commences.
Then she raised one of them, and her fingers explored the common tendon of the soleus and gastrocnemius.Gray youth|Oliver Onions
The hock is kept fixed in position by the gastrocnemius and the superficial digital flexor (perforatus).Lameness of the Horse|John Victor Lacroix
It is on the external aspect of the latter we perceive it, between the peroneals and the gastrocnemius or tendo-Achillis.
The gastrocnemius, when it contracts, extends the foot on the leg.
1670s, from Latinized form of Greek gastroknemia "calf of the leg," from gaster "belly" (see gastric) + kneme "leg." So called for its form. Related: Gastrocnemical.