Definition of crus in English:


Line breaks: crus
Pronunciation: /krʌs

noun (plural crura /ˈkrʊərə/)

An elongated part of an anatomical structure, especially one which occurs in the body as a pair. See crus cerebri.
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  • 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: from Latin, 'leg'.

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