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cruciate

adjective cru·ci·ate \ˈkrü-shē-ˌāt\

Definition of CRUCIATE

:  cross-shaped :  cruciform

Origin of CRUCIATE

New Latin cruciatus, from Latin cruc-, crux
First Known Use: 1826

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cruciate

adjective cru·ci·ate \ˈkrü-shē-ˌāt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CRUCIATE

:  shaped like a cross <a cruciate bandage> <a cruciate incision>

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