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Definition of "fibula" []

  • The outer and narrower of two bones of the human lower leg, extending from the knee to the ankle. (noun)
  • The corresponding bone in the hind leg of an animal. (noun)
  • An often ornamented clasp or brooch used in ancient Greece and Rome to fasten clothing. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "fibula" in a sentence
  • "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."