\kɹʊ͡əɹˈɑːliz], \kɹʊəɹˈɑːliz], \k_ɹ_ʊə_ɹ_ˈɑː_l_i_z]\
Definitions of CRURALIS
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Cruraeus. A part of the Triceps crural of the French, or of the Trifemororotulien of Chaussier. The cruralis is situate at the anterior, outer, and inner part of the thigh. It arises fleshy, from between the two trochanters, adheres firmly to most of the fore part of the os femoris, and is inserted, tendinous, into the upper part of the patella, behind the rectus. Its use is to assist the vasti and rectus in the extension of the leg. Under Muscle Triceps Crural, the French describe the cruralis and the two vasti. Some small muscular slips, sometimes found under the cruraeus muscle, and inserted into capsular ligament of the knee-joint, have been called Sub-cruraei.
By Robley Dunglison