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 tibiae
In the second burial most of the two tibiae and parts of both femora remained, their position strongly suggesting flexure.The Topanga Culture Final Report on Excavations, 1948|A. E. Treganza
Four kinds of flutes are mentioned as used by him: tibiae pares, impares, sarranae, and duae dextrae (see note p. 45).
Page 160: "tibi" changed to "tibiae" and "fibul" changed to "fibulae" for consistency.The Archaeology of the Yakima Valley|Harlan Ingersoll Smith
Tibiae were called pares or impares according as they were or were not of the same length and key.
Tibiae posticae compressae apice dilatatae angulo externo acuto.
British Dictionary definitions for tibiae
noun plural tibiae (ˈtɪbɪˌiː) or tibias
Word Origin for tibia
Word Origin and History for tibiae
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.