Peroneal artery



peroneal artery n.
An artery with its origin in the posterior tibial artery, with distribution to the soleus muscle, the long flexor muscle of the big toe, the muscles of the fibula, the inferior tibiofibular articulation, and the ankle joint; and with anastomoses to the lateral malleolar, lateral tarsal, and lateral plantar arteries, and to the dorsal artery of the foot. Also called fibular artery.

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    peroneal vein n. Any of the veins that accompany the peroneal artery and enter the popliteal vein. Also called fibular vein.



  • Peronei

    [per-uh-nee-uh s] /ˌpɛr əˈni əs/ noun, plural peronei [per-uh-nee-ahy] /ˌpɛr əˈni aɪ/ (Show IPA). 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.

  • Peroneus

    [per-uh-nee-uh s] /ˌpɛr əˈni əs/ noun, plural peronei [per-uh-nee-ahy] /ˌpɛr əˈni aɪ/ (Show IPA). 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.



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