Synonyms for fibula

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The fibula appears to be in the same condition as in the horse.

But think of gradation, even now manifest, (Tibia and Fibula).

In the bird, the fibula is small and its lower end diminishes to a point.

That is a fibula, Cora, such as I saw in a museum in Norway.

The first (a) is on a fibula from Etruria (fig. 190 of this paper).

The common site of fracture is the lower part of the tibia or fibula.

Rarely, the surcote is made with a "fente" at the throat, and fastened with a fibula.

The fibula may be well developed or quite vestigial or absent.

The development of the fibula in general corresponds to that of the ulna.

The calcaneum articulates with the fibula as in Artiodactyles.

WORD ORIGIN

1670s, "clasp, buckle, brooch;" 1706 as "smaller bone in the lower leg," from Latin fibula "clasp, brooch," related to figere "to fasten, fix" (see fix (v.)).

Used in reference to the outer leg bone as a loan-translation of Greek perone "small bone in the lower leg," originally "clasp, brooch; anything pointed for piercing or pinning;" the bone was so called because it resembles a clasp like a modern safety pin.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR FIBULA

buckle

nounfastener with long pin
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