[ per-uh-nee-uh l ]
/ ˌpɛr əˈni əl /

adjective Anatomy.

pertaining to or situated near the fibula.

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

/ (ˌpɛrəˈniːəl) /


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

[ pĕr′ə-nēəl ]


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