Definitions for: Gastrocnemius

[n] 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

Webster (1913) Definition: Gas`troc*ne"mi*us, n. [NL., from Gr. ? the calf
of the leg.] (Anat.)
The muscle which makes the greater part of the calf of the

Synonyms: gastrocnemius muscle

See Also: calf, skeletal muscle, sura

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