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English definition of “gastrocnemius”


noun [C] uk   /ˌɡæs.trəʊˈkniː.mi.əs/ us    /ˌɡæs.troʊˈkniː.mi.əs/ (plural gastrocnemii) specialized
the outer calf muscle that goes from the back of the knee to the heel: Leg cramps cause shortening of the gastrocnemius muscle in the calf.
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