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[kroo r-uh l]
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  1. of or relating to the leg or the hind limb.
  2. Anatomy, Zoology. of or relating to the leg proper, or crus.

Origin of crural

1590–1600; < Latin crūrālis belonging to the legs, equivalent to crūr- (stem of crūs) leg + -ālis -al1
Related formsin·ter·cru·ral, adjectivepost·cru·ral, adjectivepre·cru·ral, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for crural


  1. of or relating to the leg or thigh

Word Origin

C16: from Latin crūrālis, from crūs leg, shin
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crural in Medicine


  1. Of or relating to the leg, shank, or thigh.
  2. Of or relating to a body part that resembles a leg.
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