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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Plural of: The outer and thinner of the two bones of the human leg, extending from the knee to the ankle.

Usage examples (31)
  • In particular the bronze 'fibulae' of Roman Britain are peculiarly British.
  • Brooches (fibulae): Greek, 40, 44; in Syria, 61 f.
  • The tibiae and fibulae of the lower legs came next.
  • Most of these examples are of whales with femurs, tibia, and fibulae; however, some even include feet with complete digits. for more
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