Definition of crural in English:
adjectiveAnatomy & Zoology
1Relating to the leg or the thigh.
- Many patients with distal disease will require bypass grafting to the popliteal or crural arteries below the knee.
- An incision was made in the middle of the crural fascia, starting at the insertion of the Achilles tendon and extending up to the popliteal fossa to the level of origin of the two heads of the gastrocnemius muscle.
- Caput tertium may also arise from the linea aspera, long head of biceps femoris, lateral epicondyle, knee joint capsule, midfibula, and the crural fascia.
late 16th century: from Latin cruralis, from crus, crur- 'leg'.
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