Definition of cruciate in English:


Line breaks: cru¦ci|ate
Pronunciation: /ˈkruːʃɪət
, -eɪt/


Anatomy & Botany
  • Cross-shaped.
    More example sentences
    • 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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