fibula

For the noun: fibula
Plural form: fibulas, fibulae


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fibula /ˈfɪbjʊlə/ n ( pl -lae / -ˌliː/, -las)
  1. the outer and thinner of the two bones between the knee and ankle of the human leg
    Compare tibia
  2. the corresponding bone in other vertebrates
  3. a metal brooch resembling a safety pin, often highly decorated, common in Europe after 1300 bc
Etymology: 17th Century: from Latin: clasp, probably from fīgere to fasten

ˈfibular adj



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