tibia, shinbone, shin bone, shin(noun)
the inner and thicker of the two bones of the human leg between the knee and ankle
The inner and usually the larger of the two bones of the leg or hind limb below the knee.
A segment of an insect's leg.
the inner, or preaxial, and usually the larger, of the two bones of the leg or hind limb below the knee
the fourth joint of the leg of an insect. See Illust. under Coleoptera, and under Hexapoda
a musical instrument of the flute kind, originally made of the leg bone of an animal
The tibia, shinbone or shankbone, is the larger and stronger of the two bones in the leg below the knee in vertebrates, and connects the knee with the ankle bones. The tibia is found next to the fibula on the medial side of the leg, closer to center-line. The tibia is connected to the fibula by an interosseous membrane, forming a type of joint called a syndesmosis with very little movement. The tibia is named for the Greek aulos flute, also known as a tibia. It is commonly recognized as the strongest weightbearing bone of the body.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
tib′i-a, n. the large shinbone.—adj. Tib′ial, pertaining to the tibia: pertaining to a pipe or flute.—ns. Tibiā′lis, a tibial muscle; Tibī′cen, a flute-player. [L., the shinbone, hence a flute.]
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The second longest bone of the skeleton. It is located on the medial side of the lower leg, articulating with the FIBULA laterally, the TALUS distally, and the FEMUR proximally.
The numerical value of tibia in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of tibia in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
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