- being in the shape of a cross; cross-shaped.
- a cross.
Origin of cruciform
1655–65; < Latin cruci- (stem of crux) cross + -form
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- 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
C17: from Latin crux cross + -form
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Word Origin and History for cruciformity
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