|cruciate (ˈkruːʃɪɪt, -ˌeɪt)|
|1.||shaped or arranged like a cross: cruciate petals|
|a. short for cruciate ligament|
|b. (as modifier): cruciate problems|
|[C17: from New Latin cruciātus, from Latin crux cross]|
cruciate cru·ci·ate (krōō'shē-āt') or cru·cial (krōō'shəl)
Having the form of a cross, as in certain ligaments of the knee.
Arranged in or forming a cross, as for a bandage.
Overlapping or crossing, as the wings of some insects when at rest.