Shinbone: The larger of the two bones in the lower leg (the smaller one being the fibula). The shinbone is anatomically known as the tibia. 'Tibia' is a Latin word meaning both shinbone and flute. It is thought that 'tibia' refers to both the bone and the musical instrument because flutes were once fashioned from the tibia (of animals). Incidentall...
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The larger of two bones between the knee and ankle. Also called tibia.
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