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Meaning of popliteus

pop•lit•e•us

Pronunciation: (pop-lit'ē-us, pop"li-tē'-), [key]
— pl. -lit•e•i
  1. a thin, flat, triangular muscle in back of the knee, the action of which assists in bending the knee and in rotating the leg toward the body.
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