crux decussata

noun crux de·cus·sa·ta \-ˌdekəˈsātə, -ätə\

Definition of crux decussata

plural

cruces decussatae

\-āˌtē, -äˌtī\
  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of crux decussata

New Latin, literally, decussate cross


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