Crucis

[ kroo-sis ]
/ ˈkru sɪs /

noun Astronomy.

genitive of Crux.

Origin of Crucis

From Latin

Definition for crucis (2 of 2)

Crux
[ kruhks ]
/ krʌks /

noun, genitive Cru·cis [kroo-sis] /ˈkru sɪs/. Astronomy.

Origin of Crux

< Latin: a cross
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British Dictionary definitions for crucis (1 of 2)

Crux
/ (krʌks) /

noun Latin genitive Crucis (ˈkruːsɪs)

the more formal name for the Southern Cross

British Dictionary definitions for crucis (2 of 2)

crux
/ (krʌks) /

noun plural cruxes or cruces (ˈkruːsiːz)

a vital or decisive stage, point, etc (often in the phrase the crux of the matter)
a baffling problem or difficulty
mountaineering the most difficult and often decisive part of a climb or pitch
a rare word for cross

Word Origin for crux

C18: from Latin: cross
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Medicine definitions for crucis

crux
[ krŭks, kruks ]

n. pl. crux•es

A cross or a crosslike structure.
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