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decussate

 [de-kus´āt]
1. to cross in the form of an X.
2. crossed like the letter X.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

de·cus·sate

(dē-kŭs'āt),
1. To cross.
2. Crossed like the arms of an X.
[L. decusso, pp. -atus, to make in the form of an X, fr. decussis, a large, bronze Roman (2nd c. BCE), 10-unit coin marked with an X to indicate its denomination]
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de·cus·sate

(dē-kŭs'āt)
1. To cross.
2. Crossed like the arms of an X.
[L. decusso, pp. -atus, to make in the form of an X, fr. decussis, a large, bronze Roman (2nd c. BCE), 10-unit coin marked with an X to indicate its denomination]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

decussate

(of leaves) at right angles to each other.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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On growing of the carpet-shell clam (Tapes decussates (L.)): two years of experience in Venice Lagoon.
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