Gastrocnemius meaning

găstrŏk-nēmē-əs, găstrə-
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The largest, most prominent muscle of the calf of the leg, the action of which extends the foot and bends the knee.
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The large muscle on the back of the lower leg, that connects with the Achilles tendon and extends the foot.
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The largest, most prominent muscle of the calf of the leg, the action of which extends the foot and bends the knee.
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The muscle at the back of the calf, whose insertion is the Achilles tendon at the heel.
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Origin of gastrocnemius

  • New Latin gastrocnēmius from Greek gastroknēmiā calf of the leg gastro- belly (from its bellylike shape) gastro– knēmē leg

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition