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n. pl. so·le·i (-lē-ī′)
A broad, flat muscle of the calf of the leg, situated under the gastrocnemius, whose action is to flex the foot downward.

[New Latin, from Latin solea, sandal; see sole1.]


n, pl solei
(Anatomy) anatomy a calf muscle that is broad and flat and that lies under the gastrocnemius muscle


(ˈsoʊ li əs)

n., pl. -le•i (-liˌaɪ)
a muscle in the calf of the leg, behind the gastrocnemius muscle, that helps extend the foot forward.
[1670–80; < New Latin < Latin solea sandal; see sole2]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.soleus - a broad flat muscle in the calf of the leg under the gastrocnemius muscle
skeletal muscle, striated muscle - a muscle that is connected at either or both ends to a bone and so move parts of the skeleton; a muscle that is characterized by transverse stripes
calf, sura - the muscular back part of the shank


n sóleo
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The new MRS data showed a statistically significant decrease from baseline in the T2-relaxation time in the soleus in patients treated with ezutromid.
He has been diagnosed with a muscular tear of the left soleus muscle," Real Madrid said in a statement, adding that"his recovery will continue to be assessed.
Following tests carried out on Sergio Ramos by the Sanitas, Real Madrid's Medical Services, he has been diagnosed with a muscular injury in the soleus of his left leg.
We used 2 muscles from rat: soleus (which has a greater proportion of type I fibers, oxidative) and extensor digitorum longus (EDL, which has a greater proportion of type II fibers, glycolytic).
In humans, in which part of the body is the soleus muscle?
Immediately after the killing, the soleus and the EDL were removed, cleaned from fat and connective tissues, weighed, and then frozen in liquid nitrogen.
It further passes deep to gastrocnemius and soleus muscles, and then anterior to the arch of soleus muscle with the popliteal artery.
Soleus and extensor digitorum longus (EDL) muscles were removed intact and fixed in organ bath system containing Krebs Ringer buffer solution and connected to data acquisition unit (iWorx) to study their contractile parameters.
Among the dance enthusiasts who joined his class during the recent Soleus Dancefest Media Launch was Eric 'Eruption' Tai, former member of the country's rugby team, the Philippine Volcanoes.
Based on this assumption, the question for this study is that "Can resistance exercise alter irisin levels and the expression of FNDC5 gene in the soleus muscle tissues and the UCP1 gene in the abdominal subcutaneous white adipose tissues of Sprague Dawley male rats?
The soleus muscle contains two heads, one that originates on the posterior aspect of the tibia, and the other which originates on the posterior aspect of the fibula.
To collect the soleus muscle, mice were sacrificed by decapitation 20 min after i.