Tibial spur
Tibial Tib"i*al, a. [L. tibialis, fr. tibia the shin bone; also, a pipe or flute, originally made of a bone: cf. F. tibial.] 1. Of or pertaining to a tibia. [1913 Webster]

2. Of or pertaining to a pipe or flute. [1913 Webster]

{Tibial spur} (Zo["o]l.), a spine frequently borne on the tibia of insects. See Illust. under {Coleoptera}. [1913 Webster]


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