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tib·i·a

 (tĭb′ē-ə)
n. pl. tib·i·ae (-ē-ē′) or tib·i·as
1.
a. The inner and larger of the two bones of the lower human leg, extending from the knee to the ankle.
b. A corresponding bone in other vertebrates. Also called shinbone.
2. The fourth division of an insect's leg, between the femur and the tarsus.
3. Music An ancient flute.

[Latin tībia, pipe, shinbone.]

tib′i·al adj.

tibia

(ˈtɪbɪə)
n, pl tibiae (ˈtɪbɪˌiː) or tibias
1. (Anatomy) Also called: shinbone the inner and thicker of the two bones of the human leg between the knee and ankle. Compare fibula
2. (Zoology) the corresponding bone in other vertebrates
3. (Zoology) the fourth segment of an insect's leg, lying between the femur and the tarsus
[C16: from Latin: leg, pipe]
ˈtibial adj

tib•i•a

(ˈtɪb i ə)

n., pl. tib•i•ae (ˈtɪb iˌi) tib•i•as.
1. the inner of the two bones of the leg, extending from the knee to the ankle and articulating with the femur and the talus; shinbone.
2. a corresponding bone in a horse or other hoofed quadruped, extending from the stifle to the hock.
3. the fourth segment of an insect leg, between the femur and tarsus.
[1685–95; < Latin: literally, reed pipe]
tib′i•al, adj.

tib·i·a

(tĭb′ē-ə)
The larger of the two bones of the lower leg or lower portion of the hind leg. Also called shinbone. See more at skeleton.

tibia


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The shinbone.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tibia - the inner and thicker of the two bones of the human leg between the knee and ankletibia - the inner and thicker 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
ظُنْبوب: عَظْمَة السّاق
holeň
skinneben
sääriluu
sípcsont
sköflungur
blauzdikaulis
lielais lielakauls
kaval/incik kemiği

tibia

[ˈtɪbɪə] N (tibias, tibiae (pl)) [ˈtɪbɪiː]tibia f

tibia

[ˈtɪbiə] ntibia m

tibia

n pl <-s or -e> → Schienbein nt, → Tibia f (spec)

tibia

[ˈtɪbɪə] ntibia

tibia

(ˈtibiə) noun
the larger of the two bones between the knee and ankle. a broken tibia.

tibia

n tibia
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Three months later the patient underwent an additional orthopaedic surgery to further connect his injured ankle to the foot and tibia bone using a metal implant and bone grafts harvested from his femur and pelvis.
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The group sought help after Noreen Grace Canasa, 33, of Cebu City, slipped on a stone and fractured her tibia bone located above her left ankle.
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