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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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in arthropods, a segment of the leg that is movably joined to the femur (in insects) or the patella (in arachnids) and bears the tarsus on its end. usually segmented.


The larger of the two leg bones, articulating with the femur, fibula, and talus.


1. the inner and thicker of the two bones of the human leg between the knee and ankle
2. the corresponding bone in other vertebrates
3. the fourth segment of an insect's leg, lying between the femur and the tarsus
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Once the sinus membrane was lifted, the following types of bone graft were used: human demineralized freeze-dried bone in a group of patients, and autologous cortico-medullar tibia bone in a second group of patients.
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6,7 The lower extremities, were the most common region affected with the tibia bone being the most common site of infection which is similar to findings in other series.
When one man was caught by police, he attacked the sergeant holding him, kicking him on his left foot and breaking his tibia bone.
I broke the tibia bone in my left leg in my first game as player-manager for Dundee United which, ironically, occurred against Aberdeen.
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