Definition of crus in English:


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nounplural noun crura/kro͝orə/ /krʊrə/

  • An elongated part of an anatomical structure, especially one which occurs in the body as a pair.

    ‘The lower lateral cartilages become shortened at the medial crura and elongated and displaced in the lateral crura.’
    • ‘The brachial valve contains short crura and a prominent, branched cardinal process.’
    • ‘These points are located between the crura and the other connected structures.’
    • ‘In internal collapse the lateral crus was dissected free and graft placed more internally.’
    • ‘If the anterior crus is even partially visible it may be ‘lasered’, thus partially devascularising it.’
    lower limb, shank



/krəs/ /kro͞os/ /krus/


Early 18th century from Latin, ‘leg’.