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English definition of “popliteus”

popliteus

noun uk   /pɒˈplɪt.i.əs/ us    /pɑpˈlɪt̬.i.əs/ specialized
a thin muscle at the back of the knee that bends the leg and rotates the femur (= the long bone in the upper part of the leg)
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