Popliteal Pop*lit"e*al (?; 277), a. [From L. poples, -itis, the ham.] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the ham; in the region of the ham, or behind the knee joint; as, the popliteal space. [1913 Webster]

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  • Popliteal — refers to anatomical structures located in the back of the knee: *Popliteal artery *Popliteal vein *Popliteal fossa *Popliteal lymph nodes *Popliteal nerves *Popliteal pterygium …   Wikipedia

  • popliteal — 1786, from Mod.L. popliteus (musculus) (1704), from poples “ham (of the leg).” …   Etymology dictionary

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  • popliteal artery — n the continuation of the femoral artery that after passing through the thigh crosses the popliteal space and soon divides into the anterior and posterior tibial arteries * * * arteria poplitea …   Medical dictionary

  • popliteal fossa — n POPLITEAL SPACE …   Medical dictionary

  • popliteal space — n a lozenge shaped space at the back of the knee joint called also popliteal fossa * * * fossa poplitea …   Medical dictionary

  • popliteal vein — n a vein formed by the union of the anterior and posterior tibial veins and ascending through the popliteal space to the thigh where it becomes the femoral vein * * * vena poplitea …   Medical dictionary

  • Popliteal artery — Infobox Artery Name = PAGENAME Latin = arteria poplitea GraySubject = 159 GrayPage = 632 Caption = The arteries of the gluteal and posterior femoral regions. (Popliteal labeled at bottom center.) Caption2 = Lymph glands of popliteal fossa.… …   Wikipedia

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