[per-uh-nee-uh l]

adjective Anatomy.

pertaining to or situated near the fibula.

Nearby words

  1. pernod,
  2. pernor,
  3. pero-,
  4. perodactyly,
  5. peromelia,
  6. peroneal artery,
  7. peroneal muscular atrophy,
  8. peroneal vein,
  9. peroneus,
  10. peronism

Origin of peroneal

1825–35; < New Latin peronē the fibula (< Greek perónē orig., linchpin, pin of a buckle or brooch) + -al1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for peroneal



anatomy of or relating to the fibula or the outer side of the leg

Word Origin for peroneal

C19: from New Latin peronē fibula, from Greek: fibula

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Medicine definitions for peroneal




Of or relating to the fibula or to the outer portion of the leg.

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