1. A form of headdress worn by the ancient Persians. According to Xenophon, the royal tiara was encircled
with a diadem, and was high and erect, while those of the people were flexible, or had rims turned over.
2. The pope's triple crown. It was at first a round, high cap, but was afterward encompassed with a
crown, subsequently with a second, and finally with a third. Fig.: The papal dignity.
(Ti*a"raed) a. Adorned with, or wearing, a tiara.
(Tib"-cat`) n. A female cat. [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.
(||Tib"i*a) n.; pl. Tibiæ [L.]
1. (Anat.) The inner, or preaxial, and usually the larger, of the two bones of the leg or hind limb below
2. (Zoöl.) The fourth joint of the leg of an insect. See Illust. under Coleoptera, and under Hexapoda.
3. (Antiq.) A musical instrument of the flute kind, originally made of the leg bone of an animal.
(Tib"i*al) a. [L. tibialis, fr. tibia the shin bone; also, a pipe or flute, originally made of a bone: cf.
1. Of or pertaining to a tibia.
2. Of or pertaining to a pipe or flute.
Tibial spur (Zoöl.), a spine frequently borne on the tibia of insects. See Illust. under Coleoptera.
(Tib"i*al), n. (Anat.) A tibial bone; a tibiale.
(||Tib`i*a"le) n.; pl. Tibialia [NL.] (Anat.) The bone or cartilage of the tarsus which articulates
with the tibia and corresponds to a part of the astragalus in man and most mammals.
(Ti*bic"i*nate) v. i. [L. tibicinare.] To play on a tibia, or pipe. [R.]
(Tib"i*o-) A combining form used in anatomy to indicate connection with, or relation to, the
tibia; as, tibiotarsus, tibiofibular.
(Tib`i*o*tar"sal) a. (Anat.) (a) Of or pertaining to both to the tibia and the tarsus; as, the
tibiotarsal articulation. (b) Of or pertaining to the tibiotarsus.
(Tib`i*o*tar"sus) n.; pl. Tibiotarsi (Anat.) The large bone between the femur and tarsometatarsus
in the leg of a bird. It is formed by the union of the proximal part of the tarsus with the tibia.
(Tib"rie) n. (Zoöl.) The pollack. [Prov. Eng.]
Tic douloureux [F., fr. tic a knack, a twitching + douloureux painful.] (Med.) Neuralgia in the face; face
ague. See under Face.
(Tic) n. [F.] (Med.) A local and habitual convulsive motion of certain muscles; especially, such a
motion of some of the muscles of the face; twitching; velication; called also spasmodic tic. Dunglison.
1. A bean-shaped coin of Siam, worth about sixty cents; also, a weight equal to 236 grains troy. Malcom.
2. A money of account in China, reckoning at about $1.60; also, a weight of about four ounces avoirdupois.