retinaculum of flexor muscles

n.

A wide band that passes from the medial malleolus to the calcaneus and to the plantar surface as far as the navicular bone and holds in place the tendons of the posterior tibial muscle, the long flexor muscle of the toes, and the long flexor muscle of the big toe.

Nearby words

  1. retin-,
  2. retin-a,
  3. retina,
  4. retinaculum,
  5. retinaculum of fibular muscles,
  6. retinaculum of peroneal muscles,
  7. retinaculum of skin,
  8. retinaculum tendinum,
  9. retinal,
  10. retinal adaptation


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