[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 intercrural
Our physical intimacy was repeated, he taking the active part in intercrural contact.
Every night during this period, I had intercrural connection with him twice and sometimes three times.
You know the thing; I need not tell you that it is my intercrural pudding with one end.Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete.
- of or relating to the leg or thigh
C16: from Latin crūrālis, from crūs leg, shin
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Word Origin and History for intercrural
"between the thighs," or in madicine, "between leg-like structures," 1690s, from inter- + Latin crus "shin, shinbone leg; supports of a bridge."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Of or relating to the leg, shank, or thigh.
- Of or relating to a body part that resembles a leg.
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