Popliteal meaning

pŏp-lĭtē-əl, pŏplĭ-tēəl
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.

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Of or relating to the hollow part of the leg behind the knee joint.
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Of or near that part of the leg behind the knee.
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Of or relating to the hollow part of the leg behind the knee joint.
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(anatomy) Pertaining to the area behind the knee. [from 18th c.]
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Origin of popliteal

  • From New Latin popliteus from Latin poples poplit- ham of the knee

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Late Latin popliteus (from Latin poples (“ham, knee")) +"Ž -al.

    From Wiktionary