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A plural of crux.
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a plural of crux
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n., pl. crux•es, cru•ces (ˈkru siz)
1. the central or pivotal point; essence: the crux of the matter.
2. a perplexing difficulty.
3. a cross.
[1635–45; < Latin: scaffold used in executions, torment]
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