Fibula

==Structure== The bone has the following components: ===Blood supply=== The blood supply is important for planning free tissue transfer because the fibula is commonly used to reconstruct the mandible. The shaft is supplied in its middle third by a large nutrient vessel from the fibular artery. It is also perfused from its periosteum which receives...
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fibula

A brooch / pin hat looks a bit like a safety pin. Fibulas have been used since ancient times to secure clothing.
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Fibula

– a type of ancient garment-fastener brooch consisting usually of a straight pin that is coiled to form a spring and extended back to form a bow and a catch-plate to secure the pin. A fibula is sometimes referred to as a `safety-pin brooch`.
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fibula

(fib´u-lә) the lateral and smaller of the two bones of the lower leg. Anteromedial view of right fibula.
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fibula

[n] - the outer and thinner of the two bones of the human leg between the knee and ankle
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Fibula

• (n.) The outer and usually the smaller of the two bones of the leg, or hind limb, below the knee. • (n.) A brooch, clasp, or buckle. • (n.) A needle for sewing up wounds.
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fibula

calf bone noun the outer and thinner of the two bones of the human leg between the knee and ankle
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Fibula

[brooch] A fibula (/ˈfɪbjʊlə/, plural fibulae /ˈfɪbjʊli/) is an ancient brooch. Technically, the Latin term, fibulae, refers to Roman brooches; however, the term is widely used to refer to brooches from the entire ancient and early medieval world that continue Roman forms. Nevertheless, its use in English is more restricted than in o...
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Fibula

Fib'u·la noun ; plural FibulÆ . [ Latin , clasp, buckle.] 1. A brooch, clasp, or buckle. « Mere fibulæ , without a robe to clasp.» Wordsworth. 2. (Anat.) The outer and usually the smaller of the two bones of the leg, or hind l...
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fibula

A long bone in the lower leg that is adjacent to the tibia. The fibula supports approximately 1/6th of the body weight and produces the lateral (outer) prominence of the ankle. ... (27 Sep 1997) ...
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fibula

brooch in the shape of a safety pin
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fibula

brooch, or pin, originally used in Greek and Roman dress for fastening garments. The fibula developed in a variety of shapes, but all were based on ... [4 related articles]
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fibula

fibula (fib'yulu) : see leg.
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fibula

fibula (s), fibulae (pl) The outer and smaller bone of the leg from the ankle to the knee, articulating above the tibia and below with the tibia and talus. It is one of the longest and thinnest bones of the body. The other bone in the lower leg is the tibia. The fibula does not carry weight. It articulates (comes together to form a joi...
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Fibula

Fibula is Latin for a brooch
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Fibula

Fibula: The lateral (outside) and smaller of the two long bones in the lower leg between the knee and ankle. (The other bone in the lower leg is the tibia.) The fibula is not weight bearing. It articulates (comes together to form a joint) with the tibia above and with the tibia and the talus bone below. The word 'fibula' comes from the Latin meanin...
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fibula

Latin = brooch, which the tibia and fibula resemble, the fibula representing the movable pin, adjective - fibular.
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Fibula

One of the two bones of the leg (i.e., the lower thigh, second thigh, or lower leg).
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Fibula

One of the two bones of the leg (i.e., the lower thigh, second thigh, or lower leg).
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fibula

outer of two bones of the lower leg or hind limb, probably so named because the inner bone, the tibia, and the fibula together resemble an ancient ... [4 related articles]
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fibula

Rear lower bone in the hind leg of a vertebrate. It is paired and often fused with a smaller front bone, the tibia
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Fibula

Smaller of the two bones in the lower leg; runs from the knee to the ankle along the outside of the lower leg.
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Fibula

The fibula is the calf bone - the bone in the lower, back part of the leg between the knee and the ankle.
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Fibula

The fibula is the lateral bone of the leg. It is slender, compared to the tibia. It's purpose is to give attachment to the muscles.
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fibula

The long thin outer bone of the lower leg of four- and two-legged vertebrates, including humans. The fibula articulates with the other lower leg bone, the tibia just below the knee; the lower end forms the projection that may be felt on the outer side of the ankle.
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