Definition of peroneal in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌperəˈnēəl/


Relating to or situated in the outer side of the calf of the leg.
Example sentences
  • With high origin it gives rise to branches normally originating from the popliteal and the peroneal arteries.
  • The common peroneal nerve arises from lumbar 4 and 5 and sacral nerves 1 and 2.
  • I had a large laceration to the left upper calf that severed the peroneal nerve.


Mid 19th century: from modern Latin peronaeus 'peroneal muscle' (based on Greek peronē 'pin, fibula') + -al.

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Syllabification: per·o·ne·al

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