• WordNet 3.6
    • adj popliteal of or relating to the area behind the knee joint
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Popliteal (Anat) Of or pertaining to the ham; in the region of the ham, or behind the knee joint; as, the popliteal space.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • popliteal Of or pertaining to the ham, or back of the knee.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Popliteal pop-li-tē′al of or pertaining to the back of the knee
    • Popliteal Also Poplit′ic
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From L. poples, -itis, the ham


In literature:

This was a case of popliteal aneurism, operations for which had heretofore proved pretty uniformly fatal.
"A History of Science, Volume 4(of 5)" by Henry Smith Williams
It is not uncommon, indeed, on amputating above the knee, to find even the popliteal artery plugged by a clot.
"Manual of Surgery" by Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
The same remarks in a lesser degree apply to the popliteal vessels.
"Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900" by George Henry Makins
Varieties of the popliteal and posterior crural vessels.
"Surgical Anatomy" by Joseph Maclise
The epiphysis at the lower end of the femur may be displaced into the ham and press on the popliteal vessels.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
Now for the popliteal space.
"Barrington Volume I (of II)" by Charles James Lever
It forms the internal boundary of the popliteal space.
"Artistic Anatomy of Animals" by Édouard Cuyer
Senatorque vocor, vulgus me poplite curvo, Muneribusque datis veneratur, fronte retecta.
"The Dance of Death" by Francis Douce
Itching of the right popliteal space, with roughness of the skin (fifth day).
"New, Old, and Forgotten Remedies: Papers by Many Writers" by Various

In news:

A Baker's cyst is also known as a popliteal cyst (named after the location in which these cysts are found).
Early Results from the Minnow GRST Radiofrequency PTA SFA, Popliteal Registry.
Endovascular stent placement in femoro-popliteal arterial occlusive disease.
Long Lesion Study Demonstrates Supera Stent Efficacy in SFA and Popliteal Arteries.
Endovascular stent placement in femoro- popliteal arterial occlusive disease.
Popliteal artery entrapment syndrome.
Amare Stoudemire will be out two to three weeks with a ruptured popliteal cyst behind his left knee, the New York Knicks announced after Sunday afternoon's practice at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, N.Y.