|—n , pl -lae, -las|
|1.||Compare tibia the outer and thinner of the two bones between the knee and ankle of the human leg|
|2.||the corresponding bone in other vertebrates|
|3.||a metal brooch resembling a safety pin, often highly decorated, common in Europe after 1300 |
|[C17: from Latin: clasp, probably from fīgere to fasten]|
fibula fib·u·la (fĭb'yə-lə)
n. pl. fib·u·las or fib·u·lae (-lē')
The outer, narrower, and smaller of the two bones of the human lower leg, extending from the knee to the ankle, and articulating with the tibia above and the tibia and talus below. Also called calf bone.
Plural fibulae (fĭb'yə-lē') or fibulas
The smaller of the two bones of the lower leg or lower portion of the hind leg. See more at skeleton.