noun, plural: crura

(anatomy) Lower leg; a bodily part likened to a leg or pair of legs

(taxonomy) A subgenus of the genus Metopochetus


Relating to the leg or thigh, or to any crus


In anatomy, the term crus refers to the lower leg, particularly the leg from the knee to the ankle. The term may also pertain to any anatomical structure that is leg-shaped, such as the following terms:

The plural form, crura, may also pertain to a pair of diverging bands or elongated masses.

In taxonomy, Crus is a subgenus of the genus Metopochetus (stilt-legged fly).


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