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crus

[kruhs, kroos] /krʌs, krus/
noun, plural crura
[kroo r-uh] /ˈkrʊər ə/ (Show IPA).
Anatomy, Zoology
1.
the part of the leg or hind limb between the femur or thigh and the ankle or tarsus; shank.
2.
a limb or process, as of a bone or other structure.
3.
any of various parts likened to a leg or to a pair of legs.
Origin
1680-1690
1680-90; < Latin: leg, shank
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British Dictionary definitions for crura

crura

/ˈkrʊərə/
noun
1.
the plural of crus

crus

/krʌs/
noun (pl) crura (ˈkrʊərə)
1.
(anatomy) the leg, esp from the knee to the foot
2.
(usually pl) leglike parts or structures
Word Origin
C17: from Latin: leg
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crura in Medicine

crus (krōōs, krŭs)
n. pl. cru·ra (krur'ə)

  1. The section of the leg between the knee and foot; lower leg; shank.

  2. A body part consisting of elongated masses or diverging bands that resemble legs or roots.

  3. Either of a pair of diverging bands or elongated masses.

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