peroneus

[ per-uh-nee-uh s ]
/ ˌpɛr əˈni əs /
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noun, plural per·o·ne·i [per-uh-nee-ahy] /ˌpɛr əˈni aɪ/. Anatomy.

any of several muscles on the outer side of the leg, the action of which assists in extending the foot and in turning it outward.

Nearby words

  1. peromelia,
  2. peroneal,
  3. peroneal artery,
  4. peroneal muscular atrophy,
  5. peroneal vein,
  6. peronism,
  7. peronist,
  8. peronista,
  9. peroral,
  10. perorate

Origin of peroneus

1695–1705; < New Latin: literally, of the fibula, equivalent to peronē the fibula (see peroneal) + -us -ous

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