tibia

noun tib·ia \ ˈti-bē-ə \
Updated on: 3 Dec 2017

Definition of tibia

plural tibiae play \-bē-ˌē, -bē-ˌī\ also tibias
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

tibial

play \-bē-əl\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of tibia

Latin


TIBIA Defined for English Language Learners

tibia

noun

Definition of tibia for English Language Learners

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


TIBIA Defined for Kids

tibia

noun tib·ia \ ˈti-bē-ə \

Definition of tibia for Students

plural tibiae \ˈti-bē-ˌē, -bē-ˌī\ also tibias
: the inner and larger of the two bones between the knee and ankle

Medical Dictionary

tibia

noun tib·ia \ ˈtib-ē-ə \

medical Definition of tibia

plural tibiae play \-ē-ˌē, -ē-ˌī\ also tibias
: 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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