tibia

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noun tib·ia \ˈti-bē-ə\

Definition of tibia

plural

tibiae

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tibias

  1. 1 :  the inner and usually larger of the two bones of the vertebrate hind or lower limb between the knee and ankle

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

tibial

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Origin and Etymology of tibia

Latin


First Known Use: circa 1706


TIBIA Defined for English Language Learners

tibia

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noun tib·ia \ˈti-bē-ə\

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

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noun tib·ia \ˈti-bē-ə\

Definition of tibia for Students

plural

tibiae

\ˈti-bē-ˌē, -bē-ˌī\ also

tibias

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


Medical Dictionary

tibia

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noun tib·ia \ˈtib-ē-ə\

Medical Definition of tibia

plural

tibiae

\-ē-ˌē, -ē-ˌī\play play also

tibias

  1. :  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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