soleus
noun (plural solei) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin solea sandal — more at sole Date: 1676 a broad flat muscle of the calf of the leg lying immediately beneath the gastrocnemius

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  • Solĕus — (Anat.), der eigentliche Wadenmuskel, s.u. Fußmuskeln C) Bb) …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • soleus — Modern Latin, from L. solea “sole” (see SOLE (Cf. sole) (n.1)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Soleus — Musculus soleus Wadenmuskulatur des Menschen Ursprung Hinterflächen von Schienbein (Linea musculi solei) und Wadenbein Ansatz Posteriore Fläche …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • soleus — See s. (muscle). [Mod. L. fr. L. solea, a sandal, sole of the foot (of animals), fr. solum, bottom, floor, ground] * * * so·le·us sō lē əs n, pl so·lei lē .ī also soleuses a broad flat muscle of the calf of the leg that lies deep to the… …   Medical dictionary

  • soleus — so̱le|us, ...ea, ...e|um [zu lat. solea = Sandale; Seezunge, Scholle]: im Aussehen der Seezunge bzw. Scholle ähnlich; z. B. in der Fügung ↑Musculus soleus …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • Soleus — So̱le|us m; , So̱lei [...le i]: übliche Kurzbezeichnung für ↑Musculus soleus …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • soleus — n. a broad flat muscle in the calf of the leg, beneath the gastrocnemius muscle. The soleus flexes the foot, so that the toes point downwards …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • soleus — noun a broad flat muscle in the calf of the leg under the gastrocnemius muscle • Syn: ↑soleus muscle • Hypernyms: ↑skeletal muscle, ↑striated muscle • Part Holonyms: ↑calf, ↑sura …   Useful english dictionary

  • soleus — /soh lee euhs/, n., pl. solei / lee uy /, soleuses. a muscle in the calf of the leg, behind the gastrocnemius muscle, that helps extend the foot forward. [1670 80; < NL, masc. deriv. of L solea sandal; see SOLE2] * * * …   Universalium

  • soleus — noun A broad, flat muscle that extends behind the gastrocnemius along the back of the calf …   Wiktionary

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