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Definition of "peroneal" [per•o•ne•al]

  • Of or relating to the fibula or to the outer portion of the leg. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "peroneal" in a sentence
  • "Hodges, who suffers from a peripheral nerve disease called peroneal muscular atrophy, was the recipient of a project from the Lowe's Heroes, a community volunteer program run by the national hardware store."
  • "According to The New Republic, Bagram's tactics routinely included "beatings, anal violation with sharp objects, blows to the genitals and 'peroneal' strikes [sharp blows to the leg with a baton or leg].""
  • "In all those investigations, the “peroneal strikes” (such as those used against Dilawar in Bagram) had never come up."
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