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Shaped like a cross; cruciate.

[Latin crux, cruc-, cross + -form.]

cru′ci·form′ n.
cru′ci·form′ly adv.
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shaped like a cross
(Mathematics) a geometric curve, shaped like a cross, that has four similar branches asymptotic to two mutually perpendicular pairs of lines. Equation: x2y2a2x2a2y2 = 0, where x = y = ± a are the four lines
[C17: from Latin crux cross + -form]
ˈcruciˌformly adv
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(ˈkru səˌfɔrm)

1. cross-shaped.
2. a cross.
[1655–65; < Latin cruci-, s. of crux cross + -form]
cru`ci•for′mi•ty, n.
cru′ci•form`ly, adv.
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Adj.1.cruciform - shaped like a cross
symmetric, symmetrical - having similarity in size, shape, and relative position of corresponding parts
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[ˈkruːsɪfɔːm] ADJcruciforme
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Made of finely cut coral stones, the church was originally cruciform with one main nave and short, semiround transepts.
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