popliteal

[pop-lit-ee-uhl, pop-li-tee-]
adjective Anatomy.
of or pertaining to the ham, or part of the leg back of the knee.

Origin:
1780–90; poplite(us) + -al1

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popliteal (pɒpˈlɪtɪəl, ˌpɒplɪˈtiːəl)
 
adj
of, relating to, or near the part of the leg behind the knee
 
[C18: from New Latin popliteus the muscle behind the knee joint, from Latin poples the ham of the knee]

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popliteal pop·lit·e·al (pŏp-lĭt'ē-əl, pŏp'lĭ-tē'əl)
adj.
Relating to the poples.

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Example sentences
A-Popliteal cysts are painful, fluid-filled sacs that form where joints come together.
One occurred in a patient who was operated upon for popliteal aneurism.
The lowest is of large size, and transmits the femoral vessels to the popliteal fossa.
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