[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.

Nearby words

  1. crunk,
  2. crunode,
  3. cruor,
  4. crupper,
  5. crura,
  6. crural canal,
  7. crural hernia,
  8. crural sheath,
  9. crus,
  10. crus of clitoris

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for crural



of or relating to the leg or thigh

Word Origin for crural

C16: from Latin crūrālis, from crūs leg, shin

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Medicine definitions for crural




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

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