[ kroo r-uh l ]
/ ˈkrʊər əl /


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 forms

in·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 intercrural


/ (ˈkrʊərəl) /


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 intercrural


[ krurəl ]


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