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peroneus

[per-uh-nee-uh s] /ˌpɛr əˈni əs/
noun, plural peronei
[per-uh-nee-ahy] /ˌpɛr əˈni aɪ/ (Show IPA).
Anatomy
1.
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.
Origin
1695-1705
1695-1705; < Neo-Latin: literally, of the fibula, equivalent to peronē the fibula (see peroneal) + -us -ous
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