Meaning of fibula


Pronunciation: (fib'yu-lu), [key]
— pl. -lae -las.
  1. the outer and thinner of the two bones of the human leg, extending from the knee to the ankle. See diag. under
  2. a corresponding bone, often rudimentary or ankylosed with the tibia, of the leg or hind limb of an animal.
  3. a clasp or brooch, often ornamented, used by the ancient Greeks and Romans.
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