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fibula
top: bones of a human leg
bottom:7th-6th century bc bronze clasp

fib·u·la

 (fĭb′yə-lə)
n. pl. fib·u·lae (-lē′) or fib·u·las
1.
a. The outer and narrower of two bones of the human lower leg, extending from the knee to the ankle.
b. The corresponding bone in the leg or hind limb of other vertebrates.
2. An often ornamented clasp or brooch used in ancient Greece and Rome to fasten clothes.

[Latin fībula, clasp, from fīgere, to fasten; see dhīgw- in Indo-European roots.]

fibula

(ˈfɪbjʊlə)
n, pl -lae (-ˌliː) or -las
1. (Anatomy) the outer and thinner of the two bones between the knee and ankle of the human leg. Compare tibia
2. (Zoology) the corresponding bone in other vertebrates
3. (Archaeology) a metal brooch resembling a safety pin, often highly decorated, common in Europe after 1300 bc
[C17: from Latin: clasp, probably from fīgere to fasten]
ˈfibular adj

fib•u•la

(ˈfɪb yə lə)

n., pl. -lae (-ˌli) -las.
1. the outer and thinner of the two bones extending from the knee to the ankle in primates.
2. a corresponding bone of the leg or hind leg of other vertebrates, often rudimentary or ankylosed with the tibia.
3. a clasp or brooch, often ornamented, used by the ancient Greeks and Romans.
[1665–75; < New Latin; Latin fībula bolt, pin, clasp]
fib′u•lar, adj.

fib·u·la

(fĭb′yə-lə)
The smaller of the two bones of the lower leg or lower portion of the hind leg. See more at skeleton.

fibula

The long, slim bone at the outer side of the leg. See tibia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fibula - the outer and thinner of the two bones of the human leg between the knee and anklefibula - the outer and thinner of the two bones of the human leg between the knee and ankle
leg - a human limb; commonly used to refer to a whole limb but technically only the part of the limb between the knee and ankle
leg bone - a bone of the leg
Translations
pindluu
pohjeluu

fibula

[ˈfɪbjʊlə] N (fibulas or fibulae (pl)) [ˈfɪbjʊliː]peroné m

fibula

[ˈfɪbjʊlə] npéroné m

fibula

nWadenbein nt

fibula

[ˈfɪbjʊlə] n (Anat) → fibula, perone m

fib·u·la

a. peroné, el hueso más externo y más delgado de la pierna.

fibula

n peroné m, fíbula
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The Republic of Ireland international suffered compound fractures to his tibia and fibia in a challenge on Salomon Rondon during last Saturday's Premier League clash against West Brom at Goodison Park.
The sickening collision left the Irishman with compound fractures to his tibia and fibia.
McCarthy suffered a compound fracture in his tibia and fibia in a brave bid to stop Rondon shooting during the second half of the 1-1 draw at Goodison Park.
It's a shame as this was a bit of a comeback match for me really, as I suffered from PTSD after snapping my fibia playing for Filton a few years ago, and I was playing well.
She said a black Vauxhall Corsa slowed and the driver waved them across the street - but then tried to "pull round" her son, hitting him and breaking his tibia and fibia.
Miss Gardner had fractures to her right tibia, fibia and patella, a fractured left foot, six cracked ribs, a bruised and scratched lung and severe lacerations.
Moloney (below) thanked the Hereford hospital where he was operated on after breaking his tibia, fibia and a bone in his ankle, Oaksey House, where he has been having physio, and specialist Michael Foy.
Studies have also found that lower-limb fractures, especially below the knee at the distal tibia and fibia, are common among people with SCI and occur often during transfers [35-36].
I was born on 24/12/26 in Alder Hey Children's Hospital with a birth fracture of the tibia and fibia.
One of the victims - 19-year-old Tom Dalton - broke his fibia and tibia and needed a metal rod inserted from his kneecap to his ankle.
I have broken my foot, heal and fibia, but it is not the end of the world and it reminded me once again how well we are looked after by the medical teams.