Definitions for tibiaˈtɪb i ə; ˈtɪb iˌi

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

tib•i•aˈtɪb i ə; ˈtɪb iˌi(n.)(pl.)tib•i•ae; tib•i•as.

  1. the inner of the two bones of the leg, extending from the knee to the ankle and articulating with the femur and the talus; shinbone.

    Category: Anatomy

  2. a corresponding bone in a horse or other hoofed quadruped, extending from the stifle to the hock.

    Category: Zoology

  3. the fourth segment of an insect leg, between the femur and tarsus.

    Category: Entomology

Origin of tibia:

1685–95; < L: lit., reed pipe


Princeton's WordNet

  1. tibia, shinbone, shin bone, shin(noun)

    the inner and thicker of the two bones of the human leg between the knee and ankle


  1. tibia(Noun)

    The inner and usually the larger of the two bones of the leg or hind limb below the knee.

  2. tibia(Noun)

    A segment of an insect's leg.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tibia(noun)

    the inner, or preaxial, and usually the larger, of the two bones of the leg or hind limb below the knee

  2. Tibia(noun)

    the fourth joint of the leg of an insect. See Illust. under Coleoptera, and under Hexapoda

  3. Tibia(noun)

    a musical instrument of the flute kind, originally made of the leg bone of an animal


  1. Tibia

    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.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Tibia

    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.

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the larger of the two bones between the knee and ankle

a broken tibia.

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