peroneus

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peroneus

(pəˈrəʊnɪəs)
n
(Anatomy) anatomy any of several lateral muscles of the leg, attached to the fibula and used in moving the foot
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Noun1.peroneus - muscle of the lower leg that is involved in moving the foot
skeletal muscle, striated muscle - a muscle that is connected at either or both ends to a bone and so move parts of the skeleton; a muscle that is characterized by transverse stripes
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The dissection stops anteriorly once the interosseous membrane is reached and posteriorly once the aponeurosis separating the peronei from the posterior flexors was reached.
In chronic pronation the lateral evertors shorten (peronei) to take up the slack.