plantar quadrate muscle

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plantar quadrate muscle n.
A muscle with origin by two heads from the lateral and medial borders of the calcaneus, with insertion into the tendons of the long flexor muscle of the toes, with nerve supply from the lateral plantar nerve, and whose action assists the long flexor muscle. Also called quadrate muscle of sole.

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