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tibia

noun tib·ia \ˈti-bē-ə\

medical : the bone that forms the front part of the leg between the knee and the ankle

plural tib·i·ae\-bē-ˌē, -bē-ˌī\ also tib·i·as

Full Definition of TIBIA

1
:  the inner and usually larger of the two bones of the vertebrate hind or lower limb between the knee and ankle
2
:  the fourth joint of the leg of an insect between the femur and tarsus
tib·i·al \-bē-əl\ adjective
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Origin of TIBIA

Latin
First Known Use: circa 1706

Rhymes with TIBIA

TIBIAE Defined for Kids

tibia

noun tib·ia \ˈti-bē-ə\
plural tib·i·ae \ˈti-bē-ˌē, -bē-ˌī\ also tib·i·as

Definition of TIBIA for Kids

:  the inner and larger of the two bones between the knee and ankle
Medical Dictionary

tibia

noun tib·ia \ˈtib-ē-ə\
plural tib·i·ae \-ē-ˌē, -ē-ˌī\ also tib·i·as

Medical Definition of TIBIA

:  the inner and usually larger of the two bones of the leg between the knee and ankle that articulates above with the femur and below with the talus—called also shinbone

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