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fibula

 [fib´u-lah]
the lateral and smaller of the two bones of the lower leg. See anatomic Table of Bones in the Appendices.

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]

fibula

/fib·u·la/ (fib´ūl-ah) [L.] the outer and smaller of the two bones of the leg, which articulates proximally with the tibia and distally is joined to the tibia in a syndesmosis.
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Anteromedial view of right fibula.

fibula

(fĭb′yə-lə)
n. pl. fibu·lae (-lē′) or fibu·las
1.
a. The outer and narrower of two bones of the human lower leg, extending from the knee to the ankle.
b. The corresponding bone in the leg or hind limb of other vertebrates.
2. An often ornamented clasp or brooch used in ancient Greece and Rome to fasten clothes.

fibula

[fib′yələ]
Etymology: L, buckle
one of the two bones of the lower leg, lateral to and smaller in diameter than the tibia. In proportion to its length, it is the most slender of the long bones and presents three borders and three surfaces for attaching various muscles, including the peronei longus and brevis and the soleus longus. Also called calf bone.
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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]

fibula

The slender bone on the outer side of the main bone of the lower leg (tibia). The fibula is fixed to the tibia by ligaments and helps to form the ankle joint, below, but plays little part in weight-bearing.

fibula

a bone present in the posterior limb of TETRAPODS lying slightly posterior to and parallel with the tibia. See PENTADACTYL LIMB.

fibula

the lateral and smaller of the two bones of the hind shank. In the horse, ox and sheep, the shaft is vestigial or not present and the ends are fused with the tibia. In the pig, the bone is complete but the ends are free until several years of age when they fuse with the tibia. See also Table 10.