Definition of Popliteal

1. Adjective. Of or relating to the area behind the knee joint.

Partainyms: Knee



Definition of Popliteal

1. a. Of or pertaining to the ham; in the region of the ham, or behind the knee joint; as, the popliteal space.

Definition of Popliteal

1. Adjective. (anatomy) of the area behind the knee. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Popliteal

1. popliteus [adj] - See also: popliteus

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Popliteal

popish
popishly
popishness
popjoy
popjoyed
popjoying
popjoys
poplar
poplar tree
poplarlike
poplars
poplexy
poplike
poplin
poplins
popliteal (current term)
popliteal artery
popliteal vein
poplitei
popliteus
poplitic
popo
popodom
popos
popout
popouts
popover
popovers
poppa
poppable

Literary usage of Popliteal

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1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"THE popliteal ARTERY. accompanies the long saphenous nerve to the inner side ... popliteal Artery. The popliteal artery commences at the termination of the ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1859)
"1858, having a popliteal aneurism in the right ham. It was globular, of the size of a small apple, and situated at the lower and outer part of the popliteal ..."

3. Medical lexicon: A Dictionary of Medical Science, Containing a Concise by Robley Dunglison (1866)
"The ham forms what is called the popliteal region or »pace. ... popliteal VEIN ha« the same arrangement ai the artery behind which it is situate. ..."

4. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1913)
"The popliteal fossa or space is a lozenge-shaped space, ... The floor is formed by the popliteal surface of the femur, the oblique popliteal ligament of the ..."

5. The Science and Art of Surgery: A Treatise on Surgical Injuries, Diseases by John Eric Erichsen (1885)
"popliteal Aneurism usually commences with stiffness and a good deal of pain ... If it be femoro-popliteal, it may give way into the general areolar tissue ..."

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