Definitions for CRUSkrʌs, krus; ˈkrʊər ə

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cruskrʌs, krus; ˈkrʊər ə(n.)(pl.)cru•ra

  1. the part of a leg or hind limb between the knee and the ankle; shank.

    Category: Anatomy, Zoology

  2. any leglike part or process.

    Category: Anatomy, Zoology

Origin of crus:

1680–90; < L: leg, shank

Princeton's WordNet

  1. crus(noun)

    the leg from the knee to foot

Wiktionary

  1. crus(Noun)

    a leglike part; shank

  2. crus(Noun)

    Grades of wine;

Webster Dictionary

  1. Crus(noun)

    that part of the hind limb between the femur, or thigh, and the ankle, or tarsus; the shank

  2. Crus(noun)

    often applied, especially in the plural, to parts which are supposed to resemble a pair of legs; as, the crura of the diaphragm, a pair of muscles attached to it; crura cerebri, two bundles of nerve fibers in the base of the brain, connecting the medulla and the forebrain

Freebase

  1. Crus

    Crus is the portion of the body starting from the ankle and ending at the knee. It is sometimes known as the gaiter. The tibia and fibula are the two bones of the crus.

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