Anatomy. the outer and thinner of the two bones of the human leg, extending from the knee to the ankle.
Zoology. a corresponding bone, often rudimentary or ankylosed with the tibia, of the leg or hind limb of an animal.
a clasp or brooch, often ornamented, used by the ancient Greeks and Romans.
- fib·u·lar, adjective
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How to use fibula in a sentence
From Chenopis it differs in several respects, and the very long fibular crest of the latter at once separates them.Extinct Birds | Walter Rothschild
As the fibular shadow is about the normal size and clearly outlined, the fibular side of the leg lay next to the plate.Gunshot Roentgenograms | Clyde S. Ford
The fibular side lay next to the plate, as shown by the shadow of the fibula and the calcaneo-cuboid articulation.Gunshot Roentgenograms | Clyde S. Ford
As an instance of this the inferior tibio-fibular joint of mammals may be cited.
The tibio-fibular articulations resemble the radio-ulnar in position but are much less movable.
British Dictionary definitions for fibula
the outer and thinner of the two bones between the knee and ankle of the human leg: Compare tibia
the corresponding bone in other vertebrates
a metal brooch resembling a safety pin, often highly decorated, common in Europe after 1300 bc
- fibular, adjective
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Scientific definitions for fibula
The smaller of the two bones of the lower leg or lower portion of the hind leg. See more at skeleton.
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