peroneus tertius

noun
peroneus ter·​ti·​us | \ -ˈtər-shē-əs How to pronounce peroneus tertius (audio) \

Medical Definition of peroneus tertius

: a branch of the extensor digitorum longus muscle that arises especially from the lower portion of the fibula, inserts on the dorsal surface of the base of the fifth metatarsal bone, and flexes the foot dorsally and assists in everting it

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“Peroneus tertius.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/peroneus%20tertius. Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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