Whippet and Kitten
Whippet and Kitten

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1. The region of the hind limb between the knee and the foot (or ankle).
(Therefore, leg does not refer to the thigh or to the foot.)
This region is also known colloquially as crus, shin, shank, and lower leg.
[Anatomical usage]
2. A limb of an organism that is used for weight-bearing and locomotion.
It refers to the entire appendage, from hip to ankle.
[Common usage]