Dictionary.com

crus

[ kruhs, kroos ]
/ krʌs, krus /
Save This Word!

noun, plural cru·ra [kroor-uh]. /ˈkrʊər ə/. Anatomy, Zoology.

the part of the leg or hind limb between the femur or thigh and the ankle or tarsus; shank.
a limb or process, as of a bone or other structure.
any of various parts likened to a leg or to a pair of legs.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON "EVOKE" VS. "INVOKE"!

Call upon your favorite grammar inspirations to tackle this quiz on the differences and uses of "evoke" and "invoke."
Question 1 of 7
“Evoke” and “invoke” both derive from the same Latin root “vocāre.”

Meet Grammar Coach

Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing

Meet Grammar Coach

Improve Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of crus

1680–90; <Latin: leg, shank
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use crus in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for crus

crus
/ (krʌs) /

noun plural crura (ˈkrʊərə)

anatomy the leg, esp from the knee to the foot
(usually plural) leglike parts or structures

Word Origin for crus

C17: from Latin: leg
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 crus

crus
[ krōōs, krŭs ]

n. pl. cru•ra (krurə)

The section of the leg between the knee and foot; lower leg; shank.
A body part consisting of elongated masses or diverging bands that resemble legs or roots.
Either of a pair of diverging bands or elongated masses.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
FEEDBACK