noun, plural gas·troc·ne·mi·i [gas-trok-nee-mee-ahy, gas-truh-nee-]. /ˌgæs trɒkˈni miˌaɪ, ˌgæs trəˈni-/. Anatomy.
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Origin of gastrocnemius
OTHER WORDS FROM gastrocnemiusgas·troc·ne·mi·al, gas·troc·ne·mi·an, adjective
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How to use gastrocnemius in a sentence
Then she raised one of them, and her fingers explored the common tendon of the soleus and gastrocnemius.Gray youth|Oliver Onions
The two parts of the m. gastrocnemius are most distinct in Vireo.Myology and Serology of the Avian Family Fringillidae|William B. Stallcup
It relieves the gastrocnemius of muscular strain during weight bearing.
The hock is kept fixed in position by the gastrocnemius and the superficial digital flexor (perforatus).
Near the stifle it passes between the two heads of the gastrocnemius muscle and continues as the tibial.