peroneus


peroneus

peroneus [per-uh-nee-uh s] ExamplesWord Origin noun, plural per·o·ne·i [per-uh-nee-ahy] /ˌpɛr əˈni aɪ/. Anatomy.

  1. any of several muscles on the outer side of the leg, the action of which assists in extending the foot and in turning it outward.

Origin of peroneus 1695–1705; New Latin: literally, of the fibula, equivalent to peronē the fibula (see peroneal) + -us -ous Examples from the Web for peronei Historical Examples of peronei

  • Motor paralysis of the peronei followed, together with general lowering of tactile sensation in the musculo-cutaneous area.

    Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900

    George Henry Makins

  • When the eversion is more pronounced, the sole looks laterally and the tendons of the peronei stand out in relief.

    Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities–Head–Neck. Sixth Edition.

    Alexander Miles

  • It especially affects the peronei and the extensors of the toes, and is unilateral.

    Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities–Head–Neck. Sixth Edition.

    Alexander Miles

  • The peronei are displaced from their grooves, and may lie in front of the lateral malleolus.

    Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities–Head–Neck. Sixth Edition.

    Alexander Miles

  • Dislocation of the peronei tendons may occur, for example, from a violent twist of the foot.

    Manual of Surgery

    Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles

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