Origin of poplitealfrom Modern Latin popliteus ( from Classical Latin poples, genitive poplitis, ham of the knee) + -al
A runner holding his injured popliteal.
The definition of popliteal refers to something related to or situated at the hollow in the back of your knee.
A bruise in the hollow in the back of your knee is an example of a bruise that would be described as a popliteal bruise.
Of or relating to the hollow part of the leg behind the knee joint.
Origin of poplitealFrom New Latin popliteus from Latin poples poplit- ham of the knee