popliteus

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. to L poplit- (s. of poples) knee joint, back of the knee + -eus -EOUS]

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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 — 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 — 1. SYN: popliteal. 2. SYN: popliteal fossa. 3. SYN: p. (muscle). [L.] * * * 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… …   Medical dictionary

  • 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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