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Anterior crus

Other Terms: Crus anterius (stapes), Crus anterius stapedis

Description

This is the shorter, straighter stem of the stapes. It projects medially from the neck forming the anterior border of the bone. It joins the flat, disc-like base.

Etymology

Crus is a Latin word that means leg, stem, or stalk.

Latin

Crus anterius stapedis

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