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Meaning of cruciate

cru•ci•ate

Pronunciation: (kr'shē-it, -āt"), [key]
— adj.
  1. cross-shaped.
  2. having the form of a cross with equal arms, as the flowers of mustard.
  3. crossing diagonally when at rest, as the wings of certain insects.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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