Definition of cruciate in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkruːʃɪət/
Pronunciation: /ˈkruːʃeɪt/


Anatomy & Botany
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  • 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.


Early 19th century: from Latin cruciatus, from crux, cruc- 'cross'.

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