crus

noun \ ˈkrüs , ˈkrəs \

Definition of crus

plural crura play \ˈkru̇r-ə\
: any of various anatomical parts that resemble a leg or a pair of legs

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Origin and Etymology of crus

Latin crur-, crus


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crus

noun \ ˈkrüs , ˈkrəs \

medical Definition of crus

plural crura play \ˈkru̇(ə)r-ə\
1 : the lower or hind limb especially between the knee and the ankle or tarsus : shank
2 : any of various anatomical parts likened to a leg or to a pair of legs: as
a : either of the diverging proximal ends of the corpora cavernosa
b : the tendinous attachments of the diaphragm to the bodies of the lumbar vertebrae forming the sides of the aortic opening often used in plural
c crura plural : the peduncles of the cerebrum called also crura cerebri
d crura plural : the peduncles of the cerebellum
e crura pl : the posterior pillars of the fornix called also crura fornicis
f (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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