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