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
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 adjective

Examples of tibia in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The actor broke more than 30 bones, including eight ribs in 14 places, his right knee, right ankle, left leg tibia, left ankle, right clavicle, and right shoulder. Jodi Guglielmi, Rolling Stone, 28 Mar. 2024 The actor was hospitalized for blunt chest trauma and orthopedic injuries, including eight ribs broken in 14 places, left tibia broken, left ankle, right clavicle broken, right shoulder broken and more. Caroline Brew, Variety, 12 Feb. 2024 Renner broke more than 30 bones, including both ankles, his right knee, his left tibia, his right shoulder, and eight ribs. Wesley Stenzel, EW.com, 23 Oct. 2023 Shin splints become painful when inflammation develops along the tendon and muscle tissue surrounding the tibia. Daryl Austin, USA TODAY, 4 Apr. 2024 But his fibula and tibia bones kept growing, pushing against the skin that had grown around what remained of his limb. Kate Linthicum, Los Angeles Times, 20 Nov. 2023 This season, Benjamin became a larger contributor to Mater Dei’s offense after the team’s leading scorer, Brannon Martinsen, suffered a season-ending broken tibia in late January. Steve Fryer, Orange County Register, 9 Mar. 2024 See it In the burial, researchers found long bones, including femurs, tibias, rays and ulnae, placed in their own sector. Moira Ritter, Miami Herald, 28 Feb. 2024 Three days later, the mountain lion’s medical team repaired his tibia by using a metal plate and 10 screws to help his bones realign, officials said. Paloma Chavez, Sacramento Bee, 14 Feb. 2024

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Word History

Etymology

Latin

First Known Use

circa 1706, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
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 26 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

tibia

noun
tib·​ia ˈtib-ē-ə How to pronounce tibia (audio)
plural tibiae -ē-ˌē How to pronounce tibia (audio)
-ē-ˌī
also tibias
1
: the inner and usually larger of the two bones of the vertebrate leg that is located between the knee and the ankle

called also shinbone

2
: the fourth joint of the leg of an insect between the femur and the tarsus
tibial adjective

Medical Definition

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
: 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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