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[per-uh-nee-uh l]
adjective Anatomy.
  1. pertaining to or situated near the fibula.
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Origin of peroneal

1825–35; < New Latin peronē the fibula (< Greek perónē orig., linchpin, pin of a buckle or brooch) + -al1
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Examples from the Web for peroneal

Historical Examples of peroneal

  • He did not distinguish tibial and peroneal components in the thigh.

    Variation in the Muscles and Nerves of the Leg in

    E. Bruce Holmes

  • But what makes still further complications is that other authors regard it as an anterior, or third, peroneal.

  • Three main branches arise from the peroneal component (apart from the main trunk) and two from the tibial.

  • Minute twigs come off the peroneal nerve near the middle of the thigh and enter M. extensor iliofibularis in some legs.

  • The peroneal nerve passes, with the paraperoneal branch of the tibial nerve, through the guide loop for M. extensor iliofibularis.

British Dictionary definitions for peroneal


  1. anatomy of or relating to the fibula or the outer side of the leg
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Word Origin for peroneal

C19: from New Latin peronē fibula, from Greek: fibula
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peroneal in Medicine


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