long, thin bone below the knee that is adjacent to the tibia (shinbone); it is the smaller of the two bones of the lower leg; attaches to the ankle joint and top of the tibia; has little function with the knee.
An ancient and often ornamented clasp or brooch used in ancient Greece and Rome to fasten clothing. It usually consists of piece of bowed metal with a pin connected to one end with a hinge. The pin is pushed through the clothing to hold it together and is secured into the other end of the bow behind a catch plate. A fibula is sometimes referred to as a ‘safety-pin brooch'.