cruciately

cruciate

[kroo-shee-it, -eyt]
adjective
1.
shaped like a cross; cross-shaped.
2.
Botany. having the form of a cross with equal arms, as the flowers of mustard.
3.
Entomology. crossing diagonally when at rest, as the wings of certain insects.

Origin:
1675–85; < Neo-Latin cruciātus, equivalent to Latin cruci- (stem of crux) cross + -ātus -ate1

cruciately, adverb
postcruciate, adjective
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cruciate (ˈkruːʃɪɪt, -ˌeɪt)
 
adj
1.  shaped or arranged like a cross: cruciate petals
 
n
2.  informal
 a.  short for cruciate ligament
 b.  (as modifier): cruciate problems
 
[C17: from New Latin cruciātus, from Latin crux cross]
 
'cruciately
 
adv

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cruciate
1530s, from L. cruciat-, pp. stem of cruciare "cause pain or anguish to," lit. "crucify," from crux (gen. crucis) "cross."
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cruciate cru·ci·ate (krōō'shē-āt') or cru·cial (krōō'shəl)
adj.

  1. Having the form of a cross, as in certain ligaments of the knee.

  2. Arranged in or forming a cross, as for a bandage.

  3. Overlapping or crossing, as the wings of some insects when at rest.

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