Definition of Peroneus

1. Noun. Muscle of the lower leg that is involved in moving the foot.

Generic synonyms: Skeletal Muscle, Striated Muscle

Definition of Peroneus

1. one of the muscles of the fibula [n -ES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Peroneus

peroneal artery
peroneal bone
peroneal communicating branch
peroneal communicating nerve
peroneal muscular atrophy
peroneal nerve
peroneal node
peroneal phenomenon
peroneal pulley
peroneal retinaculum
peroneal trochlea of calcaneus
peroneal vein
peroneal veins
peroneus (current term)
peroneus brevis
peroneus longus
peroneus tertius
peroral endoscopy

Literary usage of Peroneus

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"By its superficial surface, with the peroneus longus and the fascia of the ... The peroneus longus and brevis are supplied by the fourth and fifth lumbar ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1887)
"The various forms and the frequency of occurrence of the- peroneus digiti quinti were determined in ... as a doubling of the peroneus brevis (0.2 per cent. ..."

3. The Journal of Anatomy and Physiology (1907)
"On raising and examining the inner end of the tendon of the peroneus longus, ... The arrangement described gives the peroneus longus a forceps action, ..."

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