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n. pl. gas·troc·ne·mi·i (-mē-ī′)
The largest, most prominent muscle of the calf of the leg, the action of which extends the foot and bends the knee.
[New Latin gastrocnēmius, from Greek gastroknēmiā, calf of the leg : gastro-, belly (from its bellylike shape); see gastro- + knēmē, leg.]
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the largest muscle of the calf of the leg
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gas•troc•ne•mi•us(ˌgæs trɒkˈni mi əs, ˌgæs trəˈni-)
n., pl. -mi•i (-miˌaɪ)
the largest muscle of the calf of the leg, arising on the femur and merging with the Achilles tendon.
[1670–80; < New Latin gastrocnēmius (musculus) < Greek gastroknēmía calf =gastro- gastro- + -knēmia, derivative of knḗmē lower leg, tibia]
gas`troc•ne′mi•al, gas`troc•ne′mi•an, adj.
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|Noun||1.||gastrocnemius - 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|
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
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gastrocnemiusn gastrocnemio, músculo gemelo
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