[n] - the muscle in the back part of the leg that forms the greater part of the calf
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Gas`troc·ne'mi·us noun [ New Latin , from Greek ... the calf of the leg.] (Anat.) The muscle which makes the greater part of the calf of the leg.
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<anatomy, muscle> Origin, by two heads (lateral and medial) from the lateral and medial condyles of the femur; insertion, with soleus by tendo calcaneus into lower half of posterior surface of calcaneus; action, plantar flexion of foot; nerve supply, tibial. ... Synonym: musculus gastrocnemius...
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gastrocnemius muscle noun the muscle in the back part of the leg that forms the greater part of the calf; responsible for the plantar flexion of the foot
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• (n.) The muscle which makes the greater part of the calf of the leg.
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The gastrocnemius muscle extends the length of the leg from the knee joint to the ankle joint. It consists of a lateral head (caput laterale), a medial head (caput mediale), and their single tendon of insertion. Each head is a thick muscular column, separated from the other by the back of the knee. ...
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Type: Term Pronunciation: gas′trok-nē′mē-ŭs Synonyms: gastrocnemius (muscle)
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(muscle) Type: Term Definitions: 1. superficial muscle of posterior (plantar flexor) compartment of leg; origin, by two heads (lateral and medial) from the lateral and medial condyles of the femur; insertion, with soleus by tendo calcaneus into lower half of posterior surface of calcaneus; ac...
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Greek gaster = belly, and kneme = leg, hence, the bulging muscle of the calf.
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1) Gastrocnemius muscle 2) Muscle forming most of the human calf 3) Skeletal muscle 4) Striated muscle
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