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cruciform

[kroo-suh-fawrm] /ˈkru səˌfɔrm/
adjective
noun
2.
a cross.
Origin
1655-1665
1655-65; < Latin cruci- (stem of crux) cross + -form
Related forms
cruciformity, noun
cruciformly, adverb
noncruciform, adjective
noncruciformly, adverb
subcruciform, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for cruciformity

cruciform

/ˈkruːsɪˌfɔːm/
adjective
1.
shaped like a cross
noun
2.
a geometric curve, shaped like a cross, that has four similar branches asymptotic to two mutually perpendicular pairs of lines. Equation:x²y² – a²x² – a²y² = 0, where x = y = ± a are the four lines
Derived Forms
cruciformly, adverb
Word Origin
C17: from Latin crux cross + -form
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Word Origin and History for cruciformity

cruciform

adj.

1660s, from Modern Latin cruciformis, from Latin crux (genitive crucis) "stake, cross" (see cross (n.)) + forma "form" (see form (n.)).

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