crural

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj crural of or relating the leg from the knee to the foot
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Crural (Anat) Of or pertaining to the thigh or leg, or to any of the parts called crura; as, the crural arteries; crural arch; crural canal; crural ring.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • crural Pertaining to the leg or hind limb: as, a crural artery or vein; the anterior crural nerves; the crural arch, or Poupart's ligament.
    • crural Pertaining to the leg proper, or crus, as distinguished from the thigh; cnemial; tibial.
    • crural Pertaining to the crura or peduncles of the brain.
    • crural Shaped like a leg or root.
    • crural Of or pertaining to the crum. See crus.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Crural krōō′ral belonging to or shaped like a leg.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. cruralis, fr. crus, cruris, leg: cf. F. crural,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. cruralis, from crus, cruris, the leg.

Usage

In literature:

The uterus has been found twice only in crural hernia and three times in umbilical hernia.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
Do you want me to describe more branches of the sciatic and crural nerves?
"Medical Essays" by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Paralysis of the Femoral (Crural) Nerve.
"Lameness of the Horse" by John Victor Lacroix
I never saw an uncomplicated case of anterior crural paralysis, and rarely cruralgia.
"Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900" by George Henry Makins
Crural ring and canal.
"Surgical Anatomy" by Joseph Maclise
There is sometimes pain and numbness in the distribution of the femoral (anterior crural) nerve.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
The name "coxal gland" needs to be carefully distinguished from "crural gland," with which it is apt to be confused.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 3" by Various
Sometimes the branches of the anterior crural become the seat of intensely painful points in the course of a long-persisting sciatica.
"Neuralgia and the Diseases that Resemble it" by Francis E. Anstie
Anterior crural neuralgia, an aggravated case, promptly relieved.
"New, Old, and Forgotten Remedies: Papers by Many Writers" by Various
Crural, connexion of, with phlegmasia dolens, 465.
"A System of Midwifery" by Edward Rigby
The fourth and fifth pairs are larger than the succeeding, and open externally to the crural glands.
"The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume 1" by Francis Maitland Balfour
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