Definition of peroneal in English:


Line breaks: pero|neal
Pronunciation: /ˌpɛrəˈniːəl


  • Relating to or situated in the outer side of the calf of the leg.
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    • 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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