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Of or relating to the leg, shank, or thigh.

[Latin crūrālis, from crūs, crūr-, leg.]
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(Anatomy) of or relating to the leg or thigh
[C16: from Latin crūrālis, from crūs leg, shin]
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(ˈkrʊər əl)

of or pertaining to the leg or the hind limb.
[1590–1600; < Latin crūrālis=crūr-, s. of crūs leg + -ālis -al1]
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Adj.1.crural - of or relating the leg from the knee to the foot
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Intraoperatively, the right middle crural cartilage was lacking [Figure 2a].
Lower lateral crural turnover flap (n=3) and lower lateral crural turnover flap combined with alar batten graft (n=3) were performed.
Recurrent or multiple abdominal hernia(s) (e.g., umbilical, inguinal, crural) 6.
Strangulation of a Meckel diverticulum in a crural hernia (Littre's hernia).
Feathers were missing from the ventral, femoral, crural, and caudal spinal pterylae.
Lichen sclerosus involves modified mucous membranes and the perianal area, and it may spread to the crural folds and upper thighs.
Any crural vessel with at least 10 cm of patency, preferably in continuation with pedal arch or draining good collateral network was taken as the outflow vessel.
The deep fascia invests the lower limb like an elastic stocking and is called fascia lata in the thigh and called crural fascia in the leg.
To our knowledge, no study has looked at the direct association between the patency of crural arteries confirmed by radiological imaging and the healing of TMA.
(1) Normally the LES and crural diaphragm are superimposed, and the tone of the LES with the extrinsic pressure from the crural diaphragm create a resting LES pressure that is between 10-45 mmHg.