Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to the hollow part of the leg behind the knee joint.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to the ham, or back of the knee.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the ham; in the region of the ham, or behind the knee joint.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective anatomy of the area behind the knee.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective of or relating to the area behind the knee joint

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From New Latin popliteus, from Latin poples, poplit-, ham of the knee.]

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From Late Latin popliteus, from Latin poples ("ham, knee").

Examples

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  • "Stephen would never trust him with a popliteal aneurism, having seen what he had done to a patient in Barts."

    --Patrick O'Brian, The Thirteen Gun Salute, 40

    March 3, 2008