gastrocnemius definition

  • noun:
    • the greatest, many prominent muscle tissue of the calf of the knee, the activity that runs the base and bends the leg.
    • The muscle tissue at the back of the calf, whoever insertion may be the Achilles tendon in the heel.
    • The muscle helping to make vast majority associated with the calf associated with the leg.
    • A superficial muscle of the posterior tibial region, arising from the femur and inserted into the tarsus, the action of which extends the foot upon the leg, and flexes the leg upon the thigh: so called from its character in man, in whom it forms, together with the soleus, the protuberant or “bellying” part of the calf of the leg.
    • the muscle mass inside back part of the leg that forms vast majority associated with calf; in charge of the plantar flexion associated with foot

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