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A broad flat muscle in the calf of the leg under the gastrocnemius muscle.  Synonym: soleus muscle.

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"Soleus" Quotes from Famous Books

... resembles more nearly that of the modern Nubians than any other people. This is a quadrumanous approximation. The miserably developed calves of many of the savages of Australia, Africa, and America are well known. The fine, swelling gastroenemius and soleus muscles characterize the highest races, and are most remote from the slender shanks of the monkeys. The gluteus muscles developed in the lower races as well as in the higher distinguish them well from the monkeys ...
— Scientific American Supplement, No. 392, July 7, 1883 • Various

Words linked to "Soleus" :   soleus muscle, skeletal muscle, calf, striated muscle, sura

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