Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to the tibia, shin-bone, or inner bone of the lower leg or crus: as, the tibial crest; tibial muscles; tibial arteries.
  • Of or pertaining to the crus, or lower leg (see tibia, 3): as, tibial feathers; tibial scutella.
  • Of or pertaining to the fourth segment of the leg of an insect: as, tibial hairs.
  • Of or pertaining to the pipe or flute called tibia.
  • The anterior extends along the anterior surface of the interosseous membrane, after passing through the aperture in the upper part of that membrane, as far as the bend of the ankle, where it becomes the dorsal artery of the foot. It supplies the muscles of the anterior part of the leg, and gives off the anterior and posterior tibial recurrent arteries and the malleolar arteries.
  • The posterior continues down between the superficial and deep muscles of the back of the leg, giving off muscular, cutaneous, and internal malleolar branches, and the medullary and peroneal arteries, and bifurcating near the heel into the internal and external plantar arteries.
  • noun A structure connected with the tibia; especially, such a muscle, artery, or nerve.
  • noun The fifth joint of a spider's leg, being the second of the two which form the shank.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Anat.) A tibial bone; a tibiale.
  • adjective Of or pertaining to a tibia.
  • adjective Of or pertaining to a pipe or flute.
  • adjective (Zoöl.) a spine frequently borne on the tibia of insects. See Illust. under Coleoptera.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to a tibia or a structure associated with a tibia.
  • noun anatomy A tibial bone.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective relating to or located near a tibia

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin tībiālis.

Examples

  • The injury is actually a fracture in the knee area, termed a tibial plateau fracture.

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  • The injury is actually a fracture in the knee area, termed a tibial plateau fracture.

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  • Coach Tim Walton said Waleszonia's injury has been classified as a tibial plateau fracture and he hopes to have her back in the lineup for postseason play in May.

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  • Shin splints, also known as tibial stress syndrome, can be a frustrating injury for any runner.

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  • Coach Tim Walton said Waleszonia's injury has been classified as a tibial plateau fracture and he hopes to have her back in the lineup for postseason play in May.

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  • Ultrasound increased bone density in open tibial fractures by 34% compared with the sham treatment and significantly reduced the gap between the bones.

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  • From 2002 to 2005, six hospitals in Germany tested the use of low-intensity ultrasound on 51 patients with tibial fractures that hadn't closed after four months.

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  • He removed the bone and repaired her posterior tibial tendon in a surgery in April 2006, causing her to miss the track season.

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  • “The tibial shaft was unstable, so you managed the fracture with calcaneal pin traction, is that correct?”

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  • Shin splints is sort of a catchall phrase for a number of ailments that occur in the lower leg. The medical name for shin splints is medial tibial stress syndrome MTSS.

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