from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The outer and narrower of two bones of the human lower leg, extending from the knee to the ankle.
- n. The corresponding bone in the hind leg of an animal.
- n. An often ornamented clasp or brooch used in ancient Greece and Rome to fasten clothing.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The smaller of the two bones in the lower leg, the calf bone.
- n. An ancient kind of brooch used to hold clothing together, similar in function to the modern safety pin.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A brooch, clasp, or buckle.
- n. The outer and usually the smaller of the two bones of the leg, or hind limb, below the knee.
- n. A needle for sewing up wounds.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In archaeology, a clasp or brooch, usually more or less ornamented. Objects of this kind are found among the earliest metallic remains of antiquity.
- n. In surgery, a needle for sewing up wounds.
- n. In anatomy, the outer one of two bones which in most vertebrates (above fishes) extend from the knee to the ankle: so called because in man the bone is very slender, like a clasp or splint applied alongside the tibia.
- n. In masonry, an iron crank used to fasten stones together.
- n. In zoology: A genus of echinoderms.
- n. A genus of mollusks.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the outer and thinner of the two bones of the human leg between the knee and ankle
Tyson Thompson, recovered from a fractured fibula, is a legit No. 3.
Like the tibia they had found the previous season, the fibula was a slender, short bone, and Louis surmised that the leg did not belong to Zinj after all, but to his consort.
The only subcutaneous parts of the fibula are the head, the lower part of the body, and the lateral malleolus.
In the latter also the fibula, which is anchylosed to the end of the tibia, articulates with the calcaneum or heel-bone, which is not the case with the simple-toothed rodents.
The fibula is the smaller of the two bones and apparently means he's likely to miss 6-8 ...
He had a broken right shin and a broken right fibula, which is the bone beside the shin.
My thoughts are with him and his family. 12 weeks sounds like he only broke the fibula, which is the small skinny bone in the leg.
The small bone on the outside of the knee, known as the fibula, is not involved in weight bearing nor is actually part of the knee joint, serving only as an attachment area for the muscles controlling the ankle, foot and toes.
"The fibula is a small bone in the leg which meets the ankle.
III.) with the two smaller bones ( "fibula" and "tibia") which form the shank (K and J).
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