plantar interosseous muscle n.
Any of three muscles with origin from the third, fourth, and fifth metatarsal bones, with insertion to the proximal phalanx of the same toes, with nerve supply from the lateral plantar nerve, and whose action adducts the three lateral toes.
- Plantar metatarsal vein
plantar metatarsal vein n. Any of the veins that are formed from the plantar digital veins and empty into the medial and lateral plantar veins.
- Plantar muscle
plantar muscle n. A muscle with origin from the femur, with insertion to the tendon and the deep fascia of the ankle, with nerve supply from the tibial nerve, and whose action causes the plantar flexion of the foot.
- Plantar quadrate muscle
plantar quadrate muscle n. A muscle with origin by two heads from the lateral and medial borders of the calcaneus, with insertion into the tendons of the long flexor muscle of the toes, with nerve supply from the lateral plantar nerve, and whose action assists the long flexor muscle. Also called quadrate muscle of sole.
noun 1. a normal reflex flexion of the toes, especially in persons above one year of age, resulting from stroking the sole of the foot. plantar reflex n. Contraction of the toes in response to tactile stimulation of the ball of the foot.