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popliteal

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

Definition of POPLITEAL

:  of or relating to the back part of the leg behind the knee joint
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Origin of POPLITEAL

New Latin popliteus, from Latin poplit-, poples knee joint, back of the knee
First Known Use: 1786
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popliteal

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

Medical Definition of POPLITEAL

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

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