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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.]
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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
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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.
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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.
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fibula

The long, slim bone at the outer side of the leg. See tibia.
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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
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Translations
pindluu
pohjeluu

fibula

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

[ˈfɪbjʊlə] npéroné m
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fibula

nWadenbein nt
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fibula

[ˈfɪbjʊlə] n (Anat) → fibula, perone m
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fib·u·la

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

n peroné m, fíbula
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