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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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
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Translations

crus

n. L. crus.
1. pierna o parte semejante a una pierna;
2. parte de la pierna entre la rodilla y el tobillo.
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Performed on a 1.5 T unit, T1WI MRI demonstrated bilateral hyperintense signal in the globus pallidus and in the substantia nigra, whereas T2WI and fluid attenuation inversion recovery (FLAIR) MRI showed bilateral hyperintense signal in the dentate nucleus, crus cerebri and red nucleus, as well as in the periventricular white matter, corpus callosum and internal capsule (Fig.
Brain magnetic resonans imaging (MRI) revealed hyperintense lesions in both sides of the pons, left crus cerebri in the midbrain, and right side of the thalamus extending through the internal capsule on T2-FLAIR sequences (Figure 1a, b, c).
The MRI showed fresh ischemic lesions in the area of right middle cerebellar peduncle and right crus cerebri, the areas served by anterior inferior cerebellar and posterior cerebral artery, respectively.