Tibia
The larger of the two bones in the leg (the smaller one being the fibula). The tibia is familiarly known as the shinbone. "Tibia" is a Latin word meaning both shinbone and flute. It is thought that "tibia" refers to both the bone and the musical instrument because flutes were once fashioned from the tibia (of animals).
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The medial and larger of the two bones of the leg, articulating with the femur, fibula, and talus. SYN: shin bone. [L. the large shinbone]
- saber t. deformity of the t. occurring in tertiary syphilis or yaws, the bone having a marked forward convexity as a result of the formation of gummas and periostitis.
- t. valga SYN: genu valgum.
- t. vara SYN: genu varum.

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tib·ia 'tib-ē-ə n, pl -i·ae -ē-.ē, -ē-.ī also -i·as the inner and usu. larger of the two bones of the leg between the knee and ankle that articulates above with the femur and below with the talus called also shinbone

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n.
the shin bone: the inner and larger bone of the lower leg. It articulates with the femur above, with the talus below, and with the fibula to the side (at both ends); at the lower end is a projection, the medial malleolus, forming part of the articulation with the talus.

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tib·ia (tibґe-ə) [L. “a pipe, flute”] [TA] the shin bone: the inner and larger bone of the leg below the knee; it articulates with the femur and head of the fibula above and with the talus below. tibial adj

Tibia. Anterior (A) and posterior (B) views of the right tibia.


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  • tibia — [ tibja ] n. m. • 1541; mot lat. « flûte », puis « os » à l époque impériale ♦ Le plus gros des deux os de la jambe, en forme de prisme triangulaire. Tibia et péroné. Fracture du tibia. Partie antérieure de la jambe, où se trouve le tibia. Tibias …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • tibia — TÍBIA, tibii, s.f. Os lung şi gros al piciorului, situat între genunchi şi gleznă, lângă peroneu, cu care formează scheletul gambei. [pr.: bi a] – Din fr., lat. tibia. Trimis de ana zecheru, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  TÍBIA s. (anat.) fluier,… …   Dicționar Român

  • Tibia — Tibia …   Википедия

  • Tibia — (lat.) bezeichnet das Schienbein den Unterschenkel bei Gliederfüßern, siehe Tibia (Gliederfüßer) eine Gattung von Meeresschnecken, siehe Tibia (Schnecken) ein antikes Rohrblattinstrument, siehe Aulos eine Knochenflöte namentlich: Tibia… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • tibia — f. anat. Hueso par, largo y voluminoso que se halla en la parte anterior e interna de la pierna, junto al peroné. Se articula con el fémur por la parte superior, con el astrágalo (del pie) por la parte inferior y con el peroné, por el lateral.… …   Diccionario médico

  • Tibia —   [lateinisch, eigentlich »ausgehöhlter Stab«] die, /...biae,    1) Anatomie: das Schienbein (Bein). Bei Insekten die Schiene als Teil des Beins.    2) Musik: ursprünglich eine altrömische Knochenflöte, später lateinische Bezeichnung für ein dem …   Universal-Lexikon

  • tibia — (n.) lower leg bone, 1726, from L. tibia shinbone, also pipe, flute, in which sense it originally came into English (1540s). Of unknown origin. The Latin plural is tibiæ …   Etymology dictionary

  • tibia — tȋbia ž DEFINICIJA glazb. 1. pov. a. prvobitno koštana svirala b. puhaći instrument s dvostrukim jezičkom, ekvivalent grčkom aulosu 2. kod orgulja, jedan od registara iz skupine flauta ETIMOLOGIJA lat. tibia …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • tibia — (Del lat. tibĭa). 1. f. Anat. Hueso principal y anterior de la pierna, que se articula con el fémur, el peroné y el astrágalo. 2. Zool. Una de las piezas, alargada en forma de varilla, de las patas de los insectos, que por uno de sus extremos se… …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • tibia — [tib′ē ə] n. pl. tibiae [tib′ē ē΄] or tibias [L < ?] 1. the inner and thicker of the two bones of the human leg between the knee and the ankle; shinbone: see SKELETON 2. a corresponding bone in the leg of other vertebrates 3. the fourth… …   English World dictionary

  • Tibia — Tib i*a, n.; pl. {Tibi[ae]}. [L.] 1. (Anat.) The inner, or preaxial, and usually the larger, of the two bones of the leg or hind limb below the knee. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) The fourth joint of the leg of an insect. See Illust. under… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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