The fibula is defined as the thinner of the two large bones in the part of the human leg between the knee and the ankle.(noun)
An example of a fibula is the outer bone that was broken when the child fell from the tree.
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Origin: L, a clasp, pin (< base of figere, to fasten, fix): the bone, as it appears in man, is like a clasp
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noun pl. fib·u·lae (-lēˌ) or fib·u·las
Origin: Latin fībula, clasp
Origin: , from fīgere, to fasten; see dhīgw- in Indo-European roots.
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