noun, plural tib·i·ae [tib-ee-ee] /ˈtɪb iˌi/, tib·i·as.
- a corresponding bone in a horse or other hoofed quadruped, extending from the stifle to the hock.
- (in insects) the fourth segment of the leg, between the femur and tarsus.
- tibetan highlands,
- tibetan mastiff,
- tibetan spaniel,
- tibetan terrier,
- tibia valga,
- tibia vara,
- tibial artery,
- tibial nerve
Origin of tibia
Examples from the Web for tibia
An x-ray two hours later confirms my hunch: my tibia (the big bone behind the shin) is snapped clean in two.
There were two orifices; the ball appeared to have entered the limb and passed out, fracturing the tibia in its course.The Downfall|Emile Zola
In sarcoma of the lower end of the tibia, the swelling lacks the uniform distribution of that met with in joint disease.
Keep your leg iron out of that hollow at all hazards,—and this can be done only by sinking the iron into the tibia.Taxidermy and Zoological Collecting|William T. Hornaday
noun plural tibiae (ˈtɪbɪˌiː) or tibias
Word Origin for tibia
lower leg bone, 1726, from Latin tibia "shinbone," also "pipe, flute," in which sense it originally came into English (1540s). Of unknown origin. The Latin plural is tibiæ.