pe·​ro·​ne·​al | \ ˌper-ō-ˈnē-əl How to pronounce peroneal (audio) , pə-ˈrō-nē- How to pronounce peroneal (audio) \

Definition of peroneal

: of, relating to, or located near the fibula

Examples of peroneal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There was damage to her peroneal nerve, which supplies feeling and movement to the lower leg, leaving her unable to move her toes. Los Angeles Times, 6 Feb. 2022 Based on my description of the onset, location, and symptomology of the injury, Ryan gave me a tentative diagnosis of acute peroneal tendonitis. Matt Fitzgerald, Outside Online, 23 Nov. 2020 The shark broke his right femur and fibula and severed the peroneal nerve, critical for sensation and movement of the lower leg, foot and toes. Julie Johnson, San Francisco Chronicle, 16 Oct. 2021 When he was injured at the Ohio State camp, Moretti tore his ACL, dislocated his knee and stretched his peroneal nerve. Brian Howell, The Denver Post, 1 Aug. 2019 Smith missed his entire rookie season in 2016 recovering from injuries to his anterior cruciate and lateral collateral ligaments in his left knee and overcoming damage to the peroneal nerve in his final game at Notre Dame. Drew Davison, star-telegram, 31 May 2018 Smith tore his ACL and suffered significant damage to his peroneal nerve. Peter King,, 27 July 2017 Smith, though, still wears a brace on his left foot after damage to the peroneal nerve in his leg created drop foot. Charean Williams,, 10 May 2017 Peroneal nerve palsy causes a foot drop weakness or inability to lift up the foot and evert, both important qualities for a linebacker. Profootballdoc,, 9 May 2017 See More

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First Known Use of peroneal

1828, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for peroneal

New Latin peroneus, from perone fibula, from Greek peronē, literally, pin, from peirein to pierce — more at diapir

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“Peroneal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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pe·​ro·​ne·​al | \ ˌper-ō-ˈnē-əl How to pronounce peroneal (audio) , pə-ˈrō-nē- How to pronounce peroneal (audio) \

Medical Definition of peroneal

1 : of, relating to, or located near the fibula
2 : relating to or involving a peroneal part


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