WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
per•o•ne•us  (per′ə nēəs),USA pronunciation n., pl.  -ne•i (-nēī).USA pronunciation [Anat.]
  1. any of several muscles on the outer side of the leg, the action of which assists in extending the foot and in turning it outward.
  • Neo-Latin: literally, of the fibula, equivalent. to peronē the fibula (see peroneal) + -us -ous
  • 1695–1705

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