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cruciform

[ kroo-suh-fawrm ]
/ ˈkru səˌfɔrm /
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adjective
being in the shape of a cross; cross-shaped.
noun
a cross.
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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 of cruciform

cruciformly, adverb

Word Origin for cruciform

C17: from Latin crux cross + -form
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