cruro-, crur-; crus
(Latin: leg, legs)
The antihelix is the semicircular ridge on the ear anterior and parallel to the helix (winding structure) of the ear.
2. A reference to the lower limb or to a leglike structure (crus).
2. A common type of groin hernia which occurs most often in obese females.
It comes up from the front and lateral surfaces of the femur (main bone in the human thigh) and the medial and lateral intermuscular septa (thin partition or membrane).
Its fibers end in a superficial aponeurosis that forms the deep part of the quadriceps femoris tendon, inserted under the patella and onto the tibial tuberosity.
It functions with the other three muscles of the quadriceps to extend the leg. Its deepest fibers are called articularis genus (the small skeletal muscle located anteriorly on the thigh just above the knee).
2. Any disease of or affecting hair located on the legs (may even include hair in the scrotum or genital areas).
2. An anatomic nomenclature for a leglike part.
3. Any of the various parts of the body or of an organ suggestive of a leg or to a pair of legs.
4. Either of the two bony processes forming the sides of the arch of the stapes or a stirrup-shaped bone in the middle ear.
The stapes transmits sound vibrations from the incus, another little bone in the middle ear, to the oval window adjacent to the inner ear.
The stapes is said to be the smallest bone in the body.
Stapes, a Late Latin word meaning "stirrup", cannot have been a classical Latin term because the Romans never rode with stirrups or even a saddle.