cruciform structure

cruciform structure

[′krü·sə‚fȯrm ‚strək·chər]
(cell and molecular biology)
A cross-shaped configuration of deoxyribonucleic acid produced by intrastrand base pairing of complementary inverted repeats.
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Brown gives an account of the aesthetic practices underlying the making of the Lindisfarne Gospels' so-called "carpet" pages--pages whose cross illustrations resemble continental and even Middle Eastern carpet designs--while David Pelteret analyzes Boniface s poem "Versibus en iuvenis," noting its cruciform structure and acrostical effects.
Another class of building is represented by the small cruciform structure originally annexed to a basilica built in Ravenna by the princess Galla Placidia.
The original roof-mounted cruciform structure is simple to the point of becoming folk art.
The middle chamber turned into a light show and the third as a cruciform structure.