cru·​ci·​form | \ ˈkrü-sə-ˌfȯrm How to pronounce cruciform (audio) \

Definition of cruciform

: forming or arranged in a cross

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cruciform noun

Examples of cruciform in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Built in 1946, Kaufmann House is 3,200 square feet and is cruciform in shape, anchored in the center by the living and dining rooms. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, "Slim Aarons Immortalized This Richard Neutra Home in ‘Poolside Gossip.’ Now It’s Selling for $25 Million.," 15 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of cruciform

1661, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cruciform

Latin cruc-, crux + English -form

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The first known use of cruciform was in 1661

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“Cruciform.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of cruciform

: in the shape of a cross

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