popliteus

1. SYN: popliteal. 2. SYN: popliteal fossa. 3. SYN: p. (muscle). [L.]

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pop·li·te·us .päp-lə-'tē-əsalso päp-'lit-ē-əs n, pl -li·tei -.ī a flat muscle that originates from the lateral condyle of the femur, forms part of the floor of the popliteal space, and functions to flex the leg and rotate the femur medially

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n.
a flat triangular muscle at the back of the knee joint, between the femur and tibia, that helps to flex the knee.
popliteal adj.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Popliteus — Musculus popliteus Wadenmuskulatur des Menschen Ursprung Condylus lateralis femoris (äußerer Gelenkkopf des Femurs) Ansatz Obere hintere Fläche der Tibia …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • popliteus — /pop lit ee euhs, pop li tee /, n., pl. poplitei / lit ee uy , li tee uy/. Anat. a thin, flat, triangular muscle in back of the knee, the action of which assists in bending the knee and in rotating the leg toward the body. [1695 1705; < NL, equiv …   Universalium

  • popliteus — noun A small muscle at the back of the knee that aids in bending the knee and in the rotation of the lower leg …   Wiktionary

  • popliteus — po|plite̱|us, ...te̱a, ...te̱|um: zur Kniekehle gehörend; z. B. in der Fügung ↑Ligamentum popliteum arcuatum …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • popliteus — n. muscle located in the back of the knee (Anatomy) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • popliteus — pop·lit·e·us …   English syllables

  • popliteus — n. a flat triangular muscle at the back of the knee joint, between the femur and tibia, that helps to flex the knee. Derivatives: popliteal adj …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • popliteus — pop•lit•e•us [[t]pɒpˈlɪt i əs, ˌpɒp lɪˈti [/t]] n. pl. lit•e•i [[t] ˈlɪt iˌaɪ, lɪˈti aɪ[/t]] anat. a flat, triangular muscle at the back of the knee • Etymology: 1695–1705; < NL, = L poplit (s. of poples) knee joint, back of the knee + eus… …   From formal English to slang

  • popliteus — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Popliteus muscle — Muscles of the back of the leg. Deep layer. (Popliteus visible at center top.) Latin musculus popliteus Gray s …   Wikipedia

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