Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See poplitæus.

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  • noun anatomy A small muscle at the back of the knee that aids in bending the knee and in the rotation of the lower leg.

Etymologies

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From Late Latin.

Examples

  • The point at which the main artery, F, Plate 66, gives off the anterior tibial, is at the lower border of the popliteus muscle, on a level with

    Surgical Anatomy

  • In some rare instances the popliteal artery is found to divide above the popliteus muscle into the anterior, or the posterior tibial, or the peronaeal.

    Surgical Anatomy

  • He discovered the function of the motor nerves by cutting them experimentally, and so producing paralysis of the muscles; the platysma, interossei, and popliteus muscles were first described by him.

    Outlines of Greek and Roman Medicine

  • The upper part of the artery rests upon the femur, its middle part upon the posterior ligament of the joint, and its lower part upon the popliteus muscle.

    Surgical Anatomy

  • The main vessel, having arrived at the lower border of the popliteus muscle, divides into two branches, of which one passes through the interosseous ligament to become the anterior tibial; while the other, after descending a short way between the bones of the leg, separates into the peronaeal and posterior tibial arteries.

    Surgical Anatomy

  • The tendon of the popliteus muscle intervenes between the lateral meniscus and the capsule.

    Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities—Head—Neck. Sixth Edition.

  • -- The peroneal artery rises from the posterior tibial, about an inch below the popliteus muscle, and terminates upon the outer side of the os-calcis.

    An Epitome of Practical Surgery, for Field and Hospital.

  • -- The Posterior Tibial is larger than the anterior and extends from the lower border of the popliteus muscle, to the fossa between the inner ankle and heel, where, beneath the origin of the abductor pollicis, it divides into the internal and external plantar arteries.

    An Epitome of Practical Surgery, for Field and Hospital.

  • A strain to the popliteus tendon, which sits at the back of the knee, has affected Garnett's ability to return.

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  • A strain to the popliteus tendon, which sits at the back of the knee, has affected Garnett's ability to return.

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