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fib·u·la / ˈfibyələ/ • n. (pl. -lae / -ˌlē; -ˌlī/ or -las) Anat. the outer and usually smaller of the two bones between the knee and the ankle in humans (or equivalent joints in other terrestrial vertebrates), parallel with the tibia.DERIVATIVES: fib·u·lar / ˈfibyələr/ adj.

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fibula Long, thin outer bone of the lower leg of two- and four-legged vertebrates, including humans. It articulates with the other lower leg bone, the tibia, just below the knee.

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fibulare In tetrapods, the posterior (i.e. closest to and articulating with the fibula) of the three tarsal (ankle) bones closest to the centre of the body (i.e. proximal).

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fibula (fib-yoo-lă) n. the long thin outer bone of the lower leg. The head of the fibula articulates with the tibia just below the knee; the lower end projects laterally and articulates with one side of the talus.

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fibula The smaller and outer of the two bones between the knee and the ankle in terrestrial vertebrates. Compare tibia.

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fibula In tetrapods, the post-axial bone of the lower part of the hind limb.

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fibula clasp, brooch; long bone on the outer side of the leg. XVII. L. fībula.

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fibula In tetrapods, the posterior of the two bones of the lower part of the hind limb.