tibia

noun
tib·​ia | \ ˈti-bē-ə How to pronounce tibia (audio) \
plural tibiae\ ˈti-​bē-​ˌē How to pronounce tibia (audio) , -​bē-​ˌī \ also tibias

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

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Other Words from tibia

tibial \ ˈti-​bē-​əl How to pronounce tibia (audio) \ adjective

Examples of tibia in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The play was eerily reminiscent of one in July 2019, when then-Angels infielder Tommy La Stella fouled a ball off his right leg and suffered a fractured tibia. Houston Mitchell Assistant Sports Editor, Los Angeles Times, 4 May 2021 A year ago, Keller’s Bryce Boneau was in a wheelchair, recovering from surgery for a fractured tibia. Greg Riddle, Dallas News, 17 June 2021 Metts-Terrell, a positive, high-energy athlete, who transferred to Liberty from Phoenix Sandra Day O'Connor, was upbeat after having a titanium rod put in his leg to repair the broken tibia. Richard Obert, The Arizona Republic, 1 June 2021 His injuries included open fractures to his tibia and fibula that required a rod to be inserted, and additional injuries to the bones of the foot and ankle that were stabilized with screws and pins. Leah Asmelash And Jill Martin, CNN, 23 Apr. 2021 After suffering a compound fracture to his right tibia and fibula in a November 2018 game against the Houston Texans, Smith underwent 17 surgeries and sat out the entire 2019 season. Michael Middlehurst-schwartz, USA TODAY, 19 Apr. 2021 After the crash, surgeons inserted a rod into his tibia to stabilize fractures, while screws and pins were used to stabilize foot and ankle injuries, Woods' team said. NBC News, 28 May 2021 Woods underwent an emergency surgery, receiving screws and pins to stabilize injuries to bones in his foot, and a rod was inserted into his tibia for additional support. Kaelan Deese, Washington Examiner, 23 Apr. 2021 His lower right leg was essentially snapped when he was sacked during a November 2018 game against the Houston Texans, the compound fracture breaking both his tibia and fibula. Nancy Armour, USA TODAY, 19 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of tibia

circa 1706, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for tibia

Latin

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The first known use of tibia was circa 1706

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“Tibia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tibia. Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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tibia

noun

English Language Learners Definition of tibia

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

tibia

noun
tib·​ia | \ ˈti-bē-ə How to pronounce tibia (audio) \
plural tibiae\ ˈti-​bē-​ˌē , -​bē-​ˌī \ also tibias

Kids Definition of tibia

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

tibia

noun
tib·​ia | \ ˈtib-ē-ə How to pronounce tibia (audio) \
plural tibiae\ -​ē-​ˌē How to pronounce tibia (audio) , -​ē-​ˌī How to pronounce tibia (audio) \ also tibias

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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