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crus

 (kro͞os, krŭs)
n. pl. cru·ra (kro͝or′ə)
1. The section of the leg or hind limb between the knee and foot; shank.
2.
a. A leglike part.
b. A body part consisting of elongated masses or diverging bands that resemble legs or roots.

[Latin crūs, crūr-, leg.]

crus

(krʌs)
n, pl crura (ˈkrʊərə)
1. (Anatomy) anatomy the leg, esp from the knee to the foot
2. (Anatomy) (usually plural) leglike parts or structures
[C17: from Latin: leg]

crus

(krʌs, krus)

n., pl. cru•ra (ˈkrʊər ə)
1. the part of a leg or hind limb between the knee and the ankle; shank.
2. any leglike part or process.
[1680–90; < Latin: leg, shank]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crus - the leg from the knee to foot
limb - one of the jointed appendages of an animal used for locomotion or grasping: arm; leg; wing; flipper
leg - a human limb; commonly used to refer to a whole limb but technically only the part of the limb between the knee and ankle
Translations

crus

n. L. crus.
1. pierna o parte semejante a una pierna;
2. parte de la pierna entre la rodilla y el tobillo.
References in periodicals archive ?
The measurement of diaphragmatic thickness should be taken 10 mm off the midline to avoid misinterpretation due to normal variations in the size of diaphragmatic crus.
8) In this report, we present a rare case of a duplicated right diaphragmatic crus forming an accessory retrosternal space and discuss the clinical significance of this anatomical variant.
The diaphragmatic crus should be followed in continuity, as this is where abrupt breaks can be identified.