from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The section of the leg or hind limb between the knee and foot; shank.
- n. A leglike part.
- n. A body part consisting of elongated masses or diverging bands that resemble legs or roots.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a leglike part; shank
- n. Grades of wine; Plural form of cru.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. That part of the hind limb between the femur, or thigh, and the ankle, or tarsus; the shank.
- n. Often applied, especially in the plural, to parts which are supposed to resemble a pair of legs.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In anatomy and zoology: The lower leg; the part of the hind limb between the knee and the ankle; the second segment of the hind limb, corresponding to the forearm or antebrachium of the fore limb, represented by the length of the tibia or shinbone.
- n. Some part likened to a leg, as one of a pair of supporting parts; a pillar; a peduncle.
- n. plural The calcareous brachial supports in the Brachiopoda, as in Pentamerus and Rhynchonella, where they are a pair of short discrete, slightly curved lamellæ. Also called crural plates.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the leg from the knee to foot
Latin crūs, crūr-, leg.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)