[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
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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of or relating to the leg or thigh

Word Origin for crural

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."

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intercrural in Medicine




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