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Related to cruciate: posterior cruciate ligament, cruciate anastomosis


1. Arranged in or forming a cross; cruciform.
a. Overlapping or crossing, as the wings of some insects when at rest.
b. Shaped like a cross: the cruciate ligaments of the knee.

[New Latin cruciātus, from Latin crux, cruc-, cross.]

cru′ci·ate′ly adv.


(ˈkruːʃɪɪt; -ˌeɪt)
shaped or arranged like a cross: cruciate petals.
a. short for cruciate ligament
b. (as modifier): cruciate problems.
[C17: from New Latin cruciātus, from Latin crux cross]
ˈcruciately adv


(ˈkru ʃi ɪt, -ˌeɪt)

1. cross-shaped.
2. Bot. formed like a cross with equal arms, as mustard flowers.
3. Zool. having wings that cross at the tips.
[1675–85; < New Latin cruciātus= Latin cruci-, s. of crux cross + -ātus -ate1]
cru′ci•ate•ly, adv.
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Adj.1.cruciate - shaped like a cross
symmetric, symmetrical - having similarity in size, shape, and relative position of corresponding parts


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