Definition of “fibula” - English Dictionary


“fibula” in English

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fibulanoun [ C ]

uk /ˈfɪb.jə.lə/ us /ˈfɪb.jə.lə/ plural fibulae fibulas specialized

Examples from literature

  • In the bird, the fibula is small and its lower end diminishes to a point. 
  • On the outer side note the tendons of the biceps of the leg, running down to the head of the fibula. 
  • The head of the fibula lies at the outer and back part of the tibia. 
  • The least modified mammals, in fact, have the radius and ulna, the tibia and fibula, distinct and separate. 

(Definition of “fibula” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)