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

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 In the 2021 accident, Woods suffered fractures to the upper and lower portions of his tibia and fibula bones in his right leg. Alexandra Schonfeld, PEOPLE.com, 7 June 2022 So my surgeon had to straighten my tibia, and now my left foot points straight ahead while my right foot still is duck-like. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 4 Jan. 2022 Woods suffered significant orthopedic injuries to his right leg including fractures to his tibia and fibula bones. Natasha Dado, PEOPLE.com, 22 Apr. 2022 The athlete was injured in a car accident in early 2021, suffering fractures to the upper and lower portions of his tibia and fibula bones, which have been stabilized with a rod. Julie Mazziotta, PEOPLE.com, 10 Apr. 2022 Doctors first considered amputating his leg before inserting a steel rod in his tibia and using screws and pins to stabilize his ankle and foot. Creg Stephenson | Cstephenson@al.com, al, 5 Apr. 2022 The five-time Masters champion has made strides in his recovery since the accident, which fractured his tibia and fibula bones, among other injuries. Jason Duaine Hahn, PEOPLE.com, 25 Mar. 2022 The five-time Masters champion suffered significant orthopedic injuries to his right leg including fractures to his tibia and fibula bones. Shafiq Najib, PEOPLE.com, 9 Mar. 2022 Alberto Contador has dropped out of the Tour de France after sustaining a fractured tibia on this morning’s mountainous stage 10. Hannah Weinberger, Outside Online, 14 July 2014 See More

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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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“Tibia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tibia. Accessed 2 Oct. 2022.

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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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