tib·​io·​fib·​u·​la ˌti-bē-ō-ˈfi-byə-lə How to pronounce tibiofibula (audio)
: a bone especially in frogs and toads that is formed by fusion of the tibia and fibula

Word History


New Latin

First Known Use

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tibiofibula was circa 1909

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“Tibiofibula.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tibiofibula. Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition


tib·​io·​fib·​u·​la ˌtib-ē-ō-ˈfib-yə-lə How to pronounce tibiofibula (audio)
: a single bone that replaces the tibia and fibula in a frog or toad
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