[ soh-lee-uhs ]
/ ˈsoʊ li əs /
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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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First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
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Origin of soleus
1670–80; <New Latin, masculine derivative of Latin solea sandal; see sole2
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Medical definitions for soleus
[ sō′lē-əs ]
A muscle with origin from the head and shaft of the fibula, the medial margin of the tibia, and the tendinous arch passing between the tibia and fibula, with insertion into the tuberosity of the calcaneus, with nerve supply from the tibial nerve, and whose action causes plantar flexion of the foot.
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