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Relating to or situated in the outer side of the calf of the leg.
- ‘The common peroneal nerve arises from lumbar 4 and 5 and sacral nerves 1 and 2.’
- ‘I had a large laceration to the left upper calf that severed the peroneal nerve.’
- ‘The nerve supply of the knee comes from the tibial, common peroneal, femoral, and obturator sources.’
- ‘With high origin it gives rise to branches normally originating from the popliteal and the peroneal arteries.’
- ‘The circulating nurse is careful to pad the stirrups to prevent injury to the child's peroneal nerve.’
Mid 19th century: from modern Latin peronaeus peroneal muscle (based on Greek peronē pin, fibula) + -al.
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