Definition of cruciate in English:

cruciate

adjective

Anatomy Botany
  • Cross-shaped.

    • ‘The medial fibers on both sides of sternothyroideus may form a cruciate pattern.’
    • ‘An interphase cell contains four microtubule rootlets arranged in a cruciate array originating at the basal bodies and radiating outward, just under the plasma membrane.’

Origin

Early 19th century: from Latin cruciatus, from crux, cruc- ‘cross’.

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