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popliteal

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adjective pop·li·te·al \ˌpä-plə-ˈtē-əl also pä-ˈpli-tē-əl\

Definition of popliteal

  1. :  of or relating to the back part of the leg behind the knee joint



Origin and Etymology of popliteal

New Latin popliteus, from Latin poplit-, poples knee joint, back of the knee


First Known Use: 1786


Medical Dictionary

popliteal

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adjective pop·li·te·al \ˌpäp-lə-ˈtē-əl also päp-ˈlit-ē-\

Medical Definition of popliteal

  1. :  of or relating to the back part of the leg behind the knee joint




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