Pronunciation: (krus, krOOs), [key]
—pl. cru•raPronunciation: (kroor'u). [key] Anat., Zool.
1. the part of the leg or hind limb between the femur or thigh and the ankle or tarsus; shank.
2. a limb or process, as of a bone or other structure.
3. any of various parts likened to a leg or to a pair of legs.
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