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fibula


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fibula  \Fib"u*la\,  n.;  pl  {Fibul[AE]}.  [L.,  clasp,  buckle.] 
  1.  A  brooch,  clasp,  or  buckle. 
 
  Mere  fibul[ae],  without  a  robe  to  clasp. 
  --Wordsworth. 
 
  2.  (Anat.)  The  outer  and  usually  the  smaller  of  the  two  bones 
  of  the  leg,  or  hind  limb,  below  the  knee. 
 
  3.  (Surg.)  A  needle  for  sewing  up  wounds. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fibula 
  n  :  the  outer  and  thinner  of  the  two  bones  of  the  human  leg 
  between  the  knee  and  ankle  [syn:  {calf  bone}] 




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