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Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

tibio-

The tibia.

[Latin tibia, shin bone. ]

Terms here are adjectives that refer to the tibia, the larger bone of the lower leg, together with another part of the skeleton. Examples include tibiofibular, of the tibia plus the fibula, the other long bone in the lower leg; tibiofemoral, of the tibia plus the femur, the thigh bone. Terms are often hyphenated. The tibiotarsus is the bone in a bird's leg that corresponds to the tibia, fused at the lower end with some bones of the tarsus at the ankle.

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