Definition of peroneus brevis in English:

peroneus brevis

(also peronaeus brevis)

noun

Anatomy Zoology
  • A muscle of the lateral side of the leg that arises from the fibula, inserts on to the fifth metatarsal bone, and acts to evert the foot.

Origin

Early 18th century; earliest use found in James Drake (d. 1707), political and medical writer. From scientific Latin peroneus brevis from post-classical Latin peroneus + classical Latin brevis short.

Pronunciation

peroneus brevis

/pɛrə(ʊ)ˌniːəs ˈbrɛvɪs/