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Crus


Crus

(kr?s)
,
Noun.
;
pl.
Crura
(kr[GREEK]′r[GREEK])
.
[L., the leg.]
(Anat.)
(a)
That part of the hind limb between the femur, or thigh, and the ankle, or tarsus; the shank.
(b)
Often applied, especially in the plural, to parts which are supposed to resemble a pair of legs;
as, the
crura
of the diaphragm, a pair of muscles attached to it;
crura cerebri
, two bundles of nerve fibers in the base of the brain, connecting the medulla and the forebrain
.

Definition 2022


crus

crus

See also: crûs

English

Noun

crus (plural crura)

  1. The lower leg.
  2. A leglike part; shank.

Etymology 2

Noun

crus

  1. plural of cru

Anagrams


French

Adjective

crus

  1. masculine plural of cru

Verb

crus m pl

  1. masculine plural of the past participle of croire

Latin

Etymology

Unclear. Maybe related to Old Armenian սրունք (srunkʿ, leg, shank).

Pronunciation

Noun

crūs n (genitive crūris); third declension

  1. leg

Inflection

Third declension neuter.

Case Singular Plural
nominative crūs crūra
genitive crūris crūrum
dative crūrī crūribus
accusative crūs crūra
ablative crūre crūribus
vocative crūs crūra

References


Norman

Verb

crus

  1. first-person singular preterite of craithe

Portuguese

Adjective

crus m pl

  1. Masculine plural of adjective cru.