Definition of soleus in English:

soleus

Syllabification: so·le·us
Pronunciation: /ˈsōlēəs
 
/
(also soleus muscle)

noun

Anatomy
  • A broad muscle in the lower calf, below the gastrocnemius, that flexes the foot to point the toes downward.
    More example sentences
    • When working calves, include a seated version in your routine, which allows you to hit the deeper muscle layers of the soleus buried beneath the gastrocnemius.
    • This dynamic move enhances ankle and calf flexibility and increases the strength of the deeper calf muscle, the soleus.
    • For example, if your gastrocnemius muscles are bunched high up on your lower legs, do more seated calf raises, which target your soleus, a muscle that travels the length of your calves.

Origin

late 17th century: modern Latin, from Latin solea 'sole'.

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