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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crus  \Crus\  (kr?s),  n.;  pl  {Crura}  (kr?"r?).  [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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  crus 
  n  :  the  leg  from  the  knee  to  foot 




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