American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Shaped like a cross; cruciate.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Cross-shaped; cruciate; disposed in the form of cross: as, in anatomy, the cruciform ligament of the atlas.
- adj. Having the shape of a cross.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. shaped like a cross
- Latin crux ("cross") + -form (Wiktionary)
- Latin crux, cruc-, cross + -form. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The hermetically sealed compartment had the equipment mounted in cruciform bays, with the chemical batteries protecting the radio and guidance equipment mounted at the centre.”
“In recent times Strzygowski has maintained that both views are incorrect, and that the extended sanctuary, or in other words the cruciform church, was already common in the early”
“In the artistic monuments the so-called cruciform nimbus around Our”
“Inside the circle, between the central stone and the east side of the ring, is what is described as a cruciform grave with three cells under a low tumulus.”
“I especially like the bit about being "cruciform" and asking "how are we to be clothed in God's mercy here?”
“There is Father Lenar Hoyt, whose story is The Priest’s Tale, about the Catholic world and existence of the parasite known as the cruciform which can reincarnate life.”
“Porcine circovirus replication probably involves a "melting pot" rather than "cruciform" rolling-circle mechanism.”
“The cruciform reassurance of what Ginny's body was saying, what Low couldn't yet see.”
“Watched as he pulled off her elastic, tipped back his head, and held his arms out cruciform, an angular scarecrow in a scrim of skirling snow.”
“This is clearly intended because he falls with his arms outstretched in the cruciform pattern when he dies.”
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