soleus

soleus

[soh-lee-uhs]
noun, plural solei [soh-lee-ahy] , soleuses.
a muscle in the calf of the leg, behind the gastrocnemius muscle, that helps extend the foot forward.

Origin:
1670–80; < Neo-Latin, masculine derivative of Latin solea sandal; see sole2

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soleus

noun
a broad flat muscle in the calf of the leg under the gastrocnemius muscle 
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