Definition of Cruciate

1. Adjective. Shaped like a cross.

Exact synonyms: Cruciform
Similar to: Symmetric, Symmetrical



Definition of Cruciate

1. a. Tormented.

2. v. t. To torture; to torment. [Obs.] See Excruciate.

Definition of Cruciate

1. Adjective. In the form of a cross; cruciform. ¹

2. Adjective. Overlapping or crossing. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cruciate

1. cross-shaped [adj]

Medical Definition of Cruciate

1. (anterior) One the most commonly injured ligaments which stabilises the knee joint. (posterior) The cruciate ligaments are cross-shaped within the knee joint. The posterior cruciate is deeper (more posterior) within the joint and not as commonly injured as the anterior cruciate. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cruciate

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cruciate (current term)
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cruciate ligament of the atlas
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Literary usage of Cruciate

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1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1913)
"The cruciate ligaments are of considerable strength, situated in the middle of ... They are called cruciate because they cross each other somewhat like the ..."

2. Cunningham's Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham, Arthur Robinson (1914)
"When fully extended, the joint is locked, and the posterior part of the capsule, the collateral ligaments, and the anterior cruciate ligaments are tense. ..."

3. Anatomy of the Human Body by Henry Gray (1918)
"The cruciate ligaments are of considerable strength, situated in the middle of ... They are called cruciate because they cross each other somewhat like the ..."

4. Manual of practical anatomy, v.2 by Daniel John Cunningham (1914)
"In order to obtain a proper view of the attachments of the cruciate ligaments the following dissection should be made :—The femur must be sawn across about ..."

5. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, 4th Series by California academy of sciences (1900)
"They are formed by first a parallel division of the antheridium, followed by a cruciate division, after which a second parallel and a second cruciate ..."

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