[ kroo-suh-fawrm ]
/ ˈkru səˌfɔrm /
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being in the shape of a cross; cross-shaped.
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Origin of cruciform
1655–65; <Latin cruci- (stem of crux) cross + -form
OTHER WORDS FROM cruciform
cru·ci·for·mi·ty, nouncru·ci·form·ly, adverbnon·cru·ci·form, adjectivenon·cru·ci·form·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for cruciform
/ (ˈkruːsɪˌfɔːm) /
shaped like a cross
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 cruciformcruciformly, adverb
Word Origin for cruciform
C17: from Latin crux cross + -form
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