Definition of peroneus brevis in US English:

peroneus brevis

(also peronaeus brevis)


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.


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.


peroneus brevis

/pɛrə(ʊ)ˌniːəs ˈbrɛvɪs/