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.
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Origin of tibia
OTHER WORDS FROM tibiatib·i·al, adjectivepost·tib·i·al, adjectivepre·tib·i·al, adjective
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How to use tibia in a sentence
An x-ray two hours later confirms my hunch: my tibia (the big bone behind the shin) is snapped clean in two.
With a single powerful blow of a starting-bar the Rough Red broke one of the bones of his tibia.Blazed Trail Stories|Stewart Edward White
On the tibia of the first pair of legs are two long special sensory hairs set in little pits.
As an adaptation to saltation the tibia would elongate at the expense of the femur and the index would be more than 100.Speciation in the Kangaroo Rat, Dipodomys ordii|Henry W. Setzer
In a moth called the ghost (Hepialus Humuli), the posterior tibia of the male is densely bearded, but not of the female.
A coronet or semicoronet of fixed spines observable at the apex of the posterior Tibia in Fulgora candelaria, &c.