Definition of peroneal in English:

peroneal

adjective

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

    ‘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.’
    • ‘The circulating nurse is careful to pad the stirrups to prevent injury to the child's peroneal nerve.’
    • ‘The nerve supply of the knee comes from the tibial, common peroneal, femoral, and obturator sources.’

Pronunciation

peroneal

/ˌperəˈnēəl/ /ˌpɛrəˈniəl/

Origin

Mid 19th century from modern Latin peronaeus ‘peroneal muscle’ (based on Greek peronē ‘pin, fibula’) + -al.