crux decussata

noun
crux de·​cus·​sa·​ta | \ -ˌdekəˈsātə, -ätə \
plural cruces decussatae\ -​āˌtē , -​äˌtī \

Definition of crux decussata

: a supposed variety of the cross of crucifixion consisting of two intersecting beams set up in the form of an X : a decussate cross

called also Saint Andrew's cross

— compare crux commissa, crux immissa

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New Latin, literally, decussate cross

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“Crux decussata.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crux%20decussata. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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