[kroo r-uh l]
- of or relating to the leg or the hind limb.
- 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
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Examples from the Web for crural
The crural glands, which occur in many terrestrial Arthropods, are epidermal in origin and totally distinct from the coxal glands.
The name “coxal gland” needs to be carefully distinguished from “crural gland,” with which it is apt to be confused.
A drachm and a half of mercury, mixed with some warm water, was injected into the crural artery of a large dog.
Three drachms of olive oil were thrown into the crural artery of a large dog.
An ounce of putrid water, in which some beef had been macerated, was injected into the crural artery of a middling-sized dog.
- of or relating to the leg or thigh
C16: from Latin crūrālis, from crūs leg, shin
- Of or relating to the leg, shank, or thigh.
- Of or relating to a body part that resembles a leg.
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