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cruciform

/cru·ci·form/ (kroo´sĭ-form) cross-shaped.

cruciform

[kro̅o̅′sifôrm]
Etymology: L, crux, cross
in the shape of a cross.

cruciform

(kroo′sĭ-form) [L. crux, cross, + forma, shape]
Shaped like a cross.

cruciform

cross-shaped.
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Characteristics of Architecture: Cruciform plan, Ribbed dome upon the cylinder, Discrete two-layered dome.
The book is divided into three parts, the first ("Image and Emblem") dealing with the "planar design" of the Christian cross on the page, the second ("Meaning and Word") with the "oral or textual understanding of the cross s lexical or allegorical implications," the third ( "Gesture and Structure") with the "physical incorporation into buildings, monuments, gestures or objets d 'art of the cruciform in its wider applications" (8).
Male abdomen about as long as or slightly shorter than distance from head to cruciform elevation.
We see, then, that the Spirit is Christ-like or cruciform because she suffers the same violent fate as did Jesus--but now a suffering not confined to the onetime event of the cross insofar as the Spirit experiences daily the continual degradation of the earth and its inhabitants.
Cruciform structures near Mitla, American Museum of Natural History Bulletin 13: 201-18.
Two vertical fins are designed symmetrically on either side of the test plate to form a cruciform.
This is even more evident in the success of our collaborations with Arena Pharmaceuticals and the Wolfson Institute for Strategic Medical Research, formerly known as The Cruciform Project, for therapeutic compounds.
Occasionally, Jennifer Tipton's forceful lighting cast huge cruciform shadows on the backdrop.
The researchers cut a complicated pattern -- resembling a cruciform snowflake -- out of a stainless steel sheet, stretching a soap or plastic film across the opening as a membrane.
Partial walls and an open central stairway break up the cruciform plan, so interior spaces flow into one another.
One big surprise: the purely functional roundhouse design which dominated the 20th century had not become the normal plan, and the early Grand Trunk Railway built a number of cruciform engine houses, two locomotive stalls in each arm.
4121 g 1302 mod hs 1 south wing middle, cruciform, interim.