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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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The preaxial and in the usual position of the limb the inner and usually the larger of the two bones of the vertebrate leg or hind limb between the knee and ankle articulating above with the femur and below with the talus and in many forms more or less fu

Usage examples (25)
  • The tibiae and fibulae of the lower legs came next.
  • Around us, I noticed with a shiver, lay femurs and tibiae, fi nger bones and ribs.
  • Foramina: small openings in the body wall: in Orthoptera, the auditory organs on the anterior tibiae.
  • Ears: organs of hearing, as on the first tibiae or on the first abdominal segment of some Trichoptera. for more
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