cruciate

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adjective cru·ci·ate \ˈkrü-shē-ˌāt\

Definition of cruciate

  1. :  cross-shaped :  cruciform

Origin and Etymology of cruciate

New Latin cruciatus, from Latin cruc-, crux


First Known Use: 1826


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cruciate

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adjective cru·ci·ate \ˈkrü-shē-ˌāt\

Medical Definition of cruciate

  1. :  shaped like a cross a cruciate bandage a cruciate incision

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