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crus

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noun, \ˈkrüs, ˈkrəs\

Definition of crus

plural crura play \ˈkru̇r-ə\

  1. :  any of various anatomical parts that resemble a leg or a pair of legs



Origin of crus

Latin crur-, crus


First Known Use: circa 1751

Rhymes with crus


Medical Dictionary

noun \ˈkrüs, ˈkrəs\

Medical Definition of crus

plural crura \ˈkru̇(ə)r-ə\play

  1. 1:  the lower or hind limb especially between the knee and the ankle or tarsus :  shank

  2. 2:  any of various anatomical parts likened to a leg or to a pair of legs: asa:  either of the diverging proximal ends of the corpora cavernosab:  the tendinous attachments of the diaphragm to the bodies of the lumbar vertebrae forming the sides of the aortic opening—often used in pluralccrura plural :  the peduncles of the cerebrum—called also crura cerebridcrura plural :  the peduncles of the cerebellumecrura pl :  the posterior pillars of the fornix—called also crura fornicisf (1):  a long bony process of the incus that articulates with the stapes; also :  a shorter one projecting from the body of the incus perpendicular to this (2):  either of the two bony processes forming the sides of the arch of the stapes




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