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Medical Term:

lateral head


Definition: head of origin farthest from the midline. Terminologia Anatomica lists lateral heads (caput laterale ...) of the following: 1) triceps brachii [TA] (... musculi tricipitis brachii [TA]); 2) gastrocnemius [TA] (... musculi gastrocnemii [TA]); and 3) flexor hallucis brevis [TA] (...musculi flexoris hallucis brevis [TA]).

Synonym(s): caput lateraleTA

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