tibiae

tibia

[tib-ee-uh]
noun, plural tibiae [tib-ee-ee] , tibias.
1.
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. See diag. under skeleton.
2.
Zoology.
a.
a corresponding bone in a horse or other hoofed quadruped, extending from the stifle to the hock.
b.
(in insects) the fourth segment of the leg, between the femur and tarsus. See diag. under coxa.

Origin:
1685–95; < Latin tībia literally, reed pipe

tibial, adjective
posttibial, adjective
pretibial, adjective
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tibia (ˈtɪbɪə)
 
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]
 
'tibial
 
adj

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tibia
lower leg bone, 1726, from L. tibia "shinbone," also "pipe, flute," in which sense it originally came into English (1540s). Of unknown origin. The Latin plural is tibiæ.
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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.
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tibia   (tĭb'ē-ə)  Pronunciation Key 
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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