popliteal

adjective
pop·​li·​te·​al | \ ˌpä-plə-ˈtē-əl How to pronounce popliteal (audio) also pä-ˈpli-tē-əl How to pronounce popliteal (audio) \

Definition of popliteal

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

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The popliteal artery is behind the knee, and is the one damaged. Profootballdoc, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Zach Miller has surgery to save leg; many surgeries to come," 30 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of popliteal

1754, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for popliteal

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

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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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