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Definition of Crotch

Crotch: A nonmedical term in common usage for the region where the legs come together, the place where the lower limbs divide.

The word "crotch" is thought to be related to the word "crutch" since the first crutches were likely fashioned from the crotch of a tree, the place where its limbs divide.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=13165
Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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