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[tib-ee-uh] /ˈtɪb i ə/

noun, plural tibiae
[tib-ee-ee] /ˈtɪb iˌi/ (Show IPA), tibias.
Anatomy. the inner of the two bones of the leg, that extend from the knee to the ankle and articulate with the femur and the talus; shinbone.

noun (pl) tibiae (ˈtɪbɪˌiː), tibias
Also called shinbone. the inner and thicker of the two bones of the human leg between the knee and ankle Compare fibula
the corresponding bone in other vertebrates
the fourth segment of an insect’s leg, lying between the femur and the tarsus

lower leg bone, 1726, from Latin tibia “shinbone,” also “pipe, flute,” in which sense it originally came into English (1540s). Of unknown origin. The Latin plural is tibiæ.

posttibial post·tib·i·al (pōst-tĭb’ē-əl)
On or in the posterior portion of the leg.

tibia tib·i·a (tĭb’ē-ə)
n. pl. tib·i·as or tib·i·ae (-ē-ē’)
The inner and larger of the two bones of the lower leg, extending from the knee to the ankle, and articulating with the femur, fibula, and talus. Also called shinbone.
tib’i·al adj.
The larger of the two bones of the lower leg or lower portion of the hind leg. See more at skeleton.


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