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Noun: gastrocnemius (gastrocnemii)  ,gas,trók'nee-mee-us
  1. 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
    - gastrocnemius muscle

Derived forms: gastrocnemii

Type of: skeletal muscle, striated muscle

Part of: calf, sura

Encyclopedia: Gastrocnemius