cruciate muscle

n.

A muscle in which the bundles of muscle fibers cross in an x-shaped configuration.

Nearby words

  1. crucian carp,
  2. cruciate,
  3. cruciate anastomosis,
  4. cruciate ligament,
  5. cruciate ligament of knee,
  6. crucible,
  7. crucible steel,
  8. crucifer,
  9. cruciferous,
  10. crucificial


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