cruciform

[ kroo-suh-fawrm ]
/ ˈkru səˌfɔrm /

adjective

being in the shape of a cross; cross-shaped.

noun

a cross.

Origin of cruciform

1655–65; < Latin cruci- (stem of crux) cross + -form

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British Dictionary definitions for cruciform

cruciform

/ (ˈkruːsɪˌfɔːm) /

adjective

shaped like a cross

noun

a geometric curve, shaped like a cross, that has four similar branches asymptotic to two mutually perpendicular pairs of lines. Equation: x ² y ² – a ² x ² – a ² y ² = 0, where x = y = ± a are the four lines

Derived Forms

cruciformly, adverb

Word Origin for cruciform

C17: from Latin crux cross + -form
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