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Pronunciation: de-kus'at


  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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