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fibula

(fĭb`yələ): see legleg,
one of the paired limbs of an animal used for support of the body and for locomotion. Properly, the human leg is that portion of the extremity between the foot and the thigh. This section of the human leg contains two long bones, the tibia and the fibula.
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Fibula

 

a metal clasp that was used in ancient times to fasten clothing and, at the same time, served as an ornament. Fibulae of various shapes and designs were widespread from the Bronze Age to the early Middle Ages. The fibula consisted of a pin, a bow, a groove, and a spring, which joined the pin to the bow. In archaeology, fibulae play an important role in dating. Fibulae made of precious metals inlaid with precious stones often serve as fine examples of the ancient art of jewelry-making.

fibula

[′fib·yə·lə]
(anatomy)
The outer and usually slender bone of the hind or lower limb below the knee in vertebrates; it articulates with the tibia and astragalus in humans, and is ankylosed with the tibia in birds and some mammals.

fibula

1. the outer and thinner of the two bones between the knee and ankle of the human leg
2. the corresponding bone in other vertebrates
3. History a metal brooch resembling a safety pin, often highly decorated, common in Europe after 1300 bc
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27) The most important of these structures, from anterior to posterior, are the iliotibial band (ITB), a continuation of the tensor fascia lata inserting on Gerdy's tubercle on the anterolateral tibia (Figure 16), the fibular or true lateral collateral ligament (Figure 17), and the tendon of the biceps femoris muscle that converges with the fibular collateral ligament to form the conjoined tendon prior to inserting on the fibular head (Figures 18 and 19).
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