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crural

[ kroor-uhl ]
/ ˈkrʊər əl /
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adjective
of or relating to the leg or the hind limb.
Anatomy, Zoology. of or relating to the leg proper, or crus.
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Origin of crural

1590–1600; <Latin crūrālis belonging to the legs, equivalent to crūr- (stem of crūs) leg + -ālis-al1

OTHER WORDS FROM crural

in·ter·cru·ral, adjectivepost·cru·ral, adjectivepre·cru·ral, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for crural

crural
/ (ˈkrʊərəl) /

adjective
of or relating to the leg or thigh

Word Origin for crural

C16: from Latin crūrālis, from crūs leg, shin
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for crural

crural
[ krurəl ]

adj.
Of or relating to the leg, shank, or thigh.
Of or relating to a body part that resembles a leg.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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