Definition of peroneus in English:

peroneus

(also peronaeus)

noun

Anatomy Zoology
  • More fully "peroneus muscle", "†muscle peroneus". Any of several muscles of the lateral side of the leg, which arise from the fibula and act to move the foot.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Alexander Read (1586?–1641). From post-classical Latin peroneus from ancient Greek περόνη + classical Latin -eus.

Pronunciation

peroneus

/ˌpɛrə(ʊ)ˈniːəs/