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Syllabification: crus
Pronunciation: /kro͞os, krəs

Definition of crus in English:

noun (plural crura /kro͝orə/)

An elongated part of an anatomical structure, especially one that occurs in the body as a pair. See crus cerebri.
Example sentences
  • The lower lateral cartilages become shortened at the medial crura and elongated and displaced in the lateral crura.
  • The brachial valve contains short crura and a prominent, branched cardinal process.
  • These points are located between the crura and the other connected structures.


early 18th century: Latin, literally 'leg'.

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