- 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.
Origin of crus
- (in France) a vineyard producing wine of high quality, sometimes classified by the government as either a Great Growth (Grand Cru) or a First Growth (Premier Cru).
Origin of cru
Examples from the Web for crus
Historical Examples of crus
The Vertus growths rank among the second-class Champagne crus.A History of Champagne
This is divisible into three portions, the thigh, the crus or shin, and the pes.
This is as usual divisible into three portions, the thigh, the crus or shin, and the pes.
The optic tract, which crosses the crus, may also be affected, and hemianopia result.
From this reception area the transverse fibres of the pons originate and enter the crus.Degeneracy
Eugene S. Talbot
- anatomy the leg, esp from the knee to the foot
- (usually plural) leglike parts or structures
Word Origin for crus
- winemaking (in France) a vineyard, group of vineyards, or wine-producing region
Word Origin for cru
Word Origin and History for crus
from French cru "vineyard," literally "growth" (16c.), from Old French crois (12c.; Modern French croît), from croiss-, stem of croistre "growth, augment, increase," ultimately from Latin crescere "come forth, spring up, grow, thrive" (see crescent).
- 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.