Definition of Soleus

1. Noun. A broad flat muscle in the calf of the leg under the gastrocnemius muscle.

Exact synonyms: Soleus Muscle
Generic synonyms: Skeletal Muscle, Striated Muscle
Group relationships: Calf, Sura



Definition of Soleus

1. Noun. (anatomy) A broad, flat muscle that extends behind the gastrocnemius along the back of the calf ¹

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Definition of Soleus

1. a muscle in the calf of the leg [n -LEUSES or -LEI]

Medical Definition of Soleus

1. Origin, posterior surface of head and upper third of shaft of fibula, oblique line and middle third of medial margin of tibia, and a tendinous arch passing between tibia and fibula over the popliteal vessels; insertion, with gastrocnemius by tendo calcaneus (achillis) into tuberosity of calcaneus; action, plantar flexion of foot; nerve supply, tibial. Synonym: musculus soleus. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Soleus

solenostelic
solenostomi
soleplate
soleplates
soleprint
soleprints
soler
solera
soleras
soleret
solerets
solers
soles
soleship
soleships
soleus (current term)
soleus muscle
soleuses
solfa
solfa syllable
solfanaria
solfatara
solfataras
solfege
solfeges
solfeggi
solfeggio
solfeggios
solferino
solferinos

Literary usage of Soleus

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1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"... muscular apparatus in man, and bears a direct connection with his ordinary attitude and mode of progression. Superficial Layer. Gastrocnemius. soleus. ..."

2. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1913)
"soleus. Plantaris. The Gastrocnemius is the most superficial muscle, and forms the greater part of the calf. It arises by two heads, which are connected to ..."

3. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1858)
"The soleus is a broad flat muscle, situated immediately beneath the preceding, ... The Tendo Achillis, the common tendon of the Gastrocnemius, soleus, ..."

4. The Anatomy and Physiology of the Human Body by John Bell, Charles Bell (1829)
"soleus. — This name is from its The tendon is large ; it grows smaller as it approaches the heel ; when it touches the extremity in. weal- of the heel-bone, ..."

5. Illustrations of Dissections by George Viner Ellis, George Henry Ford (1882)
"THE soleus and plantaris muscles, and the lower part of the popliteal vessels and nerves ... The deeper muscles of the calf, viz., the soleus and plantaris, ..."

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