calf bone


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fib·u·la

(fib'yū-lă), [TA]
The lateral and smaller of the two bones of the leg; does not bear weight and articulates with the tibia above and the tibia and talus below.
[L. fibula (contr. fr. figibula), that which fastens, a clasp, buckle, fr. figo, to fix, fasten]

calf bone

n.
See fibula.

calf bone

See fibula.

fib·u·la

, pl. fibulae, pl. fibulas (fib'yū-lă, -lē, -lăz) [TA]
The lateral and smaller of the two bones of the leg; it does not bear weight and articulates with the tibia above and the tibia and talus below.
Synonym(s): calf bone.
[L. fibula (contr. fr. figibula), that which fastens, a clasp, buckle, fr. figo, to fix, fasten]
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