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.
Origin of tibia
Examples from the Web for tibia
Contemporary Examples of tibia
An x-ray two hours later confirms my hunch: my tibia (the big bone behind the shin) is snapped clean in two.You’re Never ‘Cured’ of an Eating Disorder
December 20, 2014
Historical Examples of tibia
She bit off his left front tarsus and consumed the tibia and femur.The Truth About Woman
C. Gasquoine Hartley
Gonytheca: articulating surface of femur to which the tibia is joined.
Coronula: a circle or semicircle of spines at the apex of the tibia.
Pollex: a thumb: the stout fixed spur at inside of tip of tibia.
But think of gradation, even now manifest, (Tibia and Fibula).The Foundations of the Origin of Species
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.