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How do I name the individual parts of the lumbricals muscle of the foot in latin?

As we can see, Wikipedia lists the lumbricals muscle and tells us that the muscle contains four parts. I need to name all four individual parts of the muscle and their respective side in the body. I ...
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Where is the correct position to set right or left of muscle names for anatomical names?

Muscles and bones have Latin names as can be found on wikipedia. I need to name muscles and bones with their Latin name and I also need to specify if it's the left or the right muscle in the human ...
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Why did Romans refer to the ring finger as a “medicinal finger”?

In the response to another question about the names of the fingers in Latin, we learned that the ring finger is often referred to as a digitus medicus or digitus medicinalis: a "medical/medicinal ...
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Do the toes have names in (classical) Latin?

Do the five toes have individual names in Latin? I prefer classical Latin, but other variants are welcome too. I learned the names of the fingers yesterday, but I doubt the exact same names are valid ...
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What are the names of the fingers in classical Latin?

What are the names of the five fingers in classical Latin? Some fingers may have several names, some may have none; I place no restrictions on the numbers of translations. Googling gives some answers, ...