cruciate ligament of knee n.
Either of two ligaments, anterior and posterior, that pass from the intercondylar area of the tibia to the intercondylar fossa of the femur.
- Cruciate ligament
noun 1. (anatomy) either of a pair of ligaments that cross each other in the knee, connecting the tibia and the femur
- Cruciate anastomosis
cruciate anastomosis or crucial anastomose n. A surgical connection between the branches of the perforating, gluteal, and circumflex femoral arteries that are located behind the upper part of the femur.
- Crown molding
noun a type of decorative strip used where a wall meets the ceiling, with a curved face and chamfers on the edges; also called cornice
noun, Optics. 1. a lens made of crown glass, usually used as the converging lens component of an achromatic lens. noun 1. a lens made of optical crown, esp the optical-crown part of a compound achromatic lens