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crural

[kroo r-uh l] /ˈkrʊər əl/
adjective
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
1590-1600; < Latin crūrālis belonging to the legs, equivalent to crūr- (stem of crūs) leg + -ālis -al1
Related forms
intercrural, adjective
postcrural, adjective
precrural, adjective
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crural

/ˈkrʊərəl/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the leg or thigh
Word Origin
C16: from Latin crūrālis, from crūs leg, shin
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Word Origin and History for intercrural
adj.

"between the thighs," or in madicine, "between leg-like structures," 1690s, from inter- + Latin crus "shin, shinbone leg; supports of a bridge."

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intercrural in Medicine

crural cru·ral (krur'əl)
adj.

  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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