Definition of tibialis in English:



  • Any of several muscles and tendons in the calf of the leg concerned with movements of the foot.

    • ‘Jogging works both aspects of the calf muscle on the push-off and hammers the tibialis anterior (shin muscle) as the leg decelerates at landing.’
    • ‘The tibialis anterior is particularly important for this action during walking: ‘footdrop’ is the consequence of damage to its nerve supply.’
    • ‘The function of your tibialis is to pull your feet toward your shins.’
    • ‘Several months after transplantation the tibialis anterior was injured by an injection.’
    • ‘Dancers with posterior tibialis tendinitis, which is linked to pronating feet, can still learn new choreography.’
    • ‘My quads and calves were relatively large before I stepped into the gym with Stu, but my hamstrings and the tibialis muscles at the front of my shins have caught up, making my legs look beefier and more powerful.’


Late 19th century: from Latin, relating to the shin bone.