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flexor hallucis longus (muscle)

 

Definition: muscle of deep posterior (plantar flexor) compartment of leg; origin, lower two thirds of posterior surface of fibula; insertion, base of distal phalanx of great toe; action, flexes great toe; nerve supply, medial plantar.

Synonym(s): musculus flexor hallucis longusTA, long flexor (muscle) of great toe, musculus flexor longus hallucis

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