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) 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.

Tic douloureux[F., fr. tic a knack, a twitching + douloureux painful.] (Med.) Neuralgia in the face; face ague. See under Face.

(||Ti*cal") n.

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.

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 the knee.

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 A musical instrument of the flute kind, originally made of the leg bone of an animal.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 tibia the shin bone; also, a pipe or flute, originally made of a bone: cf. F. tibial.]

1. Of or pertaining to a tibia.

2. Of or pertaining to a pipe or flute.

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