soleus

[ soh-lee-uh s ]
/ ˈsoʊ li əs /

noun, plural so·le·i [soh-lee-ahy] /ˈsoʊ liˌaɪ/, so·le·us·es.

a muscle in the calf of the leg, behind the gastrocnemius muscle, that helps extend the foot forward.

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Origin of soleus

1670–80; < New Latin, masculine derivative of Latin solea sandal; see sole2
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