Tibia definition

tĭbē-ə
The fourth division of an insect's leg, between the femur and the tarsus.
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A corresponding bone in the leg of other vertebrates.
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(music) An ancient flute.
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The inner and larger of the two bones of the lower human leg, extending from the knee to the ankle.
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A corresponding bone in other vertebrates.
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The inner and thicker of the two bones of the human leg between the knee and the ankle; shinbone.
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The fourth segment (from the base) of an insect's leg.
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An ancient flute, orig. made from an animal's tibia.
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The fourth division of an insect's leg, between the femur and the tarsus.
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The inner and larger of the two bones of the lower human leg, extending from the knee to the ankle.
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A corresponding bone in other vertebrates.
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The larger of the two bones of the lower leg or lower portion of the hind leg.
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(anatomy) The inner and usually the larger of the two bones of the leg or hind limb below the knee.
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(zoology) A segment of an insect's leg.
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A musical instrument of the flute kind, originally made of the leg bone of an animal.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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The definition of the tibia is the larger of the two shin bones that goes from the ankle to the knee in the legs of humans and other animals.

An example of the tibia is the bone below the many bruises that appear on the legs of a toddler.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
tibia
Plural:
tibiae, tibias

Origin of tibia

  • Latin tībia pipe, shinbone

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Wiktionary