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soleus

[ soh-lee-uhs ]
/ 藞so蕣 li 蓹s /
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noun, plural so路le路i [soh-lee-ahy], /藞so蕣 li藢a瑟/, so路le路us路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鈥80; <New Latin, masculine derivative of Latin solea sandal; see sole2
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Medical definitions for soleus

soleus
[ s艒l膿-蓹s ]

n.
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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