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
Words nearby tibia
Example sentences 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