from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Shaped like a cross; cruciate.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having the shape of a cross.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Cross-shaped; (Bot.) having four parts arranged in the form of a cross.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Cross-shaped; cruciate; disposed in the form of a cross: as, in anatomy, the cruciform ligament of the atlas.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. shaped like a cross


Latin crux, cruc-, cross + -form.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin crux ("cross") + -form (Wiktionary)



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