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tibia

 [tib´e-ah]
the inner and larger of the two bones of the lower leg; it articulates with the femur and head of the fibula above and with the talus below. See appendix 3-3 and see color plates.
Tibia. Anterior (A) and posterior (B) views of the right tibia. From Dorland's, 2000.
tibia val´ga a bowing of the leg in which the angulation is away from the midline of the body.
tibia va´ra medial angulation of the tibia in the metaphyseal region, due to a growth disturbance of the medial aspect of the proximal tibial epiphysis; there are both infantile and adolescent types. Called also Blount's disease.
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tib·i·a

, gen. and pl.

tib·i·ae

(tib'ē-ă, tib'ē-ē), [TA]
The medial and larger of the two bones of the leg, articulating with the femur, fibula, and talus.
Synonym(s): shin bone
[L. the large shinbone]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

tibia

(tĭb′ē-ə)
n. pl. tib·iae (-ē-ē′) or tib·ias
1.
a. The inner and larger of the two bones of the lower human leg, extending from the knee to the ankle.
b. A corresponding bone in other vertebrates. Also called shinbone.
2. The fourth division of an insect's leg, between the femur and the tarsus.

tib′i·al adj.
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tib·i·a

, pl. tibiae (tib'ē-ă, -ē) [TA]
The medial and larger of the two bones of the leg, articulating with the femur, fibula, and talus.
Synonym(s): shin bone.
[L. the large shinbone]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

tibia

The shin bone, the stronger of the two long bones in the lower leg. The front surface of the tibia lies immediately beneath the skin. Its upper end articulates with the femur (thigh bone) to form the knee joint and the lower end forms part of the ankle joint. Its companion bone, the fibula, lies on its outer side and is attached to it by ligaments.
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tibia

the anterior of the two long bones articulating in the hind limb, proximally with the femur, and distally with the tarsal bones. see PENTADACTYL LIMB. In humans, the tibia is the shinbone. In insects, it is the fourth segment from the base of the leg.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

Tibia

One of the two bones of the lower leg.
Mentioned in: Osteomyelitis
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