Pronunciation: (pop-lit'ē-us, pop"li-tē'-), [key]
—pl. -lit•e•iPronunciation: (-lit'ē-ī", -li-tē'ī). [key] Anat.
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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