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The meaning of Gastrocnemius

ˌɡæs.trəʊˈkniː.mi.əs

Gastrocnemius – definition

noun

The chief muscle of the calf of the leg, which flexes the knee and foot. it runs to the achilles tendon from two heads attached to the femur.

Usage examples:

The gastrocnemius muscle and soleus muscle, via the achilles tendon, function as the chief plantar …
noun

The outer calf muscle that goes from the back of the knee to the heel

Usage examples:

Leg cramps cause shortening of the gastrocnemius muscle in the calf.

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Word origin

late 17th century: modern Latin, from Greek gastroknēmia ‘calf of the leg’, from gaster, gastr- ‘stomach’ + knēmē ‘leg’ (from the bulging shape of the calf).

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