Peroneal vs Perineal what difference

what is difference between Peroneal and Perineal

English

Etymology

From perona or peroneus +‎ -al.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˌpɛː.ɹəˈniː.əl/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˌpɛɹ.oʊˈniː.əl/, /pəˈɹoʊ.ni.əl/ (to differentiate from perineal, see below)
  • Rhymes: -iːəl

Adjective

peroneal (comparative more peroneal, superlative most peroneal)

  1. (anatomy) Pertaining to the fibula or to the part of the leg containing it, the outside (lateral aspect) of the lower leg (that is, what anatomical terminology calls the leg, from knee to foot). [from 19th c.]
    • 1997, Roy Porter, The Greatest Benefit to Mankind, Folio Society 2016, p. 526:
      Charcot praised Duchenne’s work on tabes, and gave the first description of sclerosis and the peroneal type of muscular atrophy.

Usage notes

Do not confuse peroneal (“of the outside of the lower leg”) with perineal (“of the skin between the genitals and anus”); the words sound almost alike or even entirely alike, depending on the variable quality of a single reduced vowel.

Derived terms

  • peroneal artery
  • peroneal nerve
  • peroneal vein

Synonyms

  • fibular

Anagrams

  • Loperena


English

Alternative forms

  • perinæal

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -iːəl

Adjective

perineal (not comparable)

  1. Referring to the region of the perineum.
    His bicycle seat produced a great deal of perineal discomfort.
    Many mothers find the use of perineal massage eases their childbirth.

Usage notes

Not to be confused with peroneal nor peritoneal.

Derived terms

Translations

Anagrams

  • Pearline

Portuguese

Adjective

perineal (plural perineais, comparable)

  1. perineal

Related terms

  • períneo

Romanian

Etymology

From French périnéal. Surface etymology is perineu +‎ -al.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [perineˈal]

Adjective

perineal m or n (feminine singular perineală, masculine plural perineali, feminine and neuter plural perineale)

  1. (anatomy) perineal

Declension

Related terms

  • perineu

Spanish

Adjective

perineal (plural perineales)

  1. perineal

Related terms

  • periné, perineo

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