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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