Definition of cruciate
: cross-shaped : cruciform
Recent Examples of cruciate from the Web
Just when FCKC was getting used to playing without Amy Rodriguez, who suffered a season-ending anterior cruciate ligament tear on opening day, fellow forward Shea Groom was diagnosed with a broken rib after the second game of the season.
Smith tore her anterior cruciate ligament in the same knee, and missed the 2015-16 season.
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Origin and Etymology of cruciate
New Latin cruciatus, from Latin cruc-, crux
First Known Use: 1826See Words from the same year
Medical Definition of cruciate
: shaped like a cross a cruciate bandage a cruciate incision
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