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flexor digiti minimi brevis (muscle) of foot


Definition: muscle of third layer of plantar muscles; origin, base of metatarsal bone of the little toe and sheath of fibularis longus muscle; insertion, lateral surface of base of proximal phalanx of little toe; action, flexes the little toe at the metacarpophalangeal joint; nerve supply, lateral plantar.

Synonym(s): musculus flexor digiti minimi brevis pedisTA, short flexor (muscle) of little toe

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