peroneal

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From perona or peroneus +‎ -al.

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peroneal (comparative more peroneal, superlative most peroneal)

  1. (anatomy) Pertaining to the fibular or back side of the leg. [from 19th c.]
    • 1997, Roy Porter, The Greatest Benefit to Mankind, Folio Society 2016, p. 526:
      Charcot praised Duchenne's work on tabes, and gave the first description of sclerosis and the peroneal type of muscular atrophy.

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