Definition of cruciate in English:

cruciate

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adjective

Anatomy Botany
  • Cross-shaped.

    ‘The medial fibers on both sides of sternothyroideus may form a cruciate pattern.’
    • ‘An interphase cell contains four microtubule rootlets arranged in a cruciate array originating at the basal bodies and radiating outward, just under the plasma membrane.’

Pronunciation

cruciate

/ˈkro͞oSH(ē)ət/ /ˈkruʃ(i)ət/ /ˈkro͞oSHēāt/ /ˈkruʃieɪt/

Origin

Early 19th century from Latin cruciatus, from crux, cruc- ‘cross’.