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Feb 18, 2014
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escutcheon
crural
acedia
decant
quinary

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crural

PRONUNCIATION:
(KROOR-uhl)

MEANING:
adjective: Relating to the leg.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin crus (leg). Earliest documented use: 1599.

USAGE:
"She could tell by his occasional grimace that her massage of his crural muscle above the patella on his right knee still caused him discomfort."
Kenneth Johnson; V: The Second Generation; Tor; 2008.

See more usage examples of crural in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Beauty is the purgation of superfluities. -Michelangelo Buonarroti, sculptor, painter, architect, and poet (1475-1564)

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