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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.
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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]
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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.
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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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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.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

fibula

a bone present in the posterior limb of TETRAPODS lying slightly posterior to and parallel with the tibia. See PENTADACTYL LIMB.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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