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peroneal

[per-uh-nee-uh l] /ˌpɛr əˈni əl/
adjective, Anatomy
1.
pertaining to or situated near the fibula.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; < New Latin peronē the fibula (< Greek perónē orig., linchpin, pin of a buckle or brooch) + -al1
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peroneal

/ˌpɛrəˈniːəl/
adjective
1.
(anatomy) of or relating to the fibula or the outer side of the leg
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin peronē fibula, from Greek: fibula
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peroneal in Medicine

peroneal per·o·ne·al (pěr'ə-nē'əl)
adj.
Of or relating to the fibula or to the outer portion of the leg.

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