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stauro-, staur- (Greek: upright stake; hence, "rood, cross"; cross-shaped, crosslike, crossed).

Rood comes from Old English and means, "rod, pole; measure of land; cross".

In medicine, a craniometric point at the intersection of the median and transverse palatine sutures.
In biology, cross fertilization or the union of male and female gametes from different individuals of the same species.
One who worships the cross.
The worship of the cross or of the figure of Christ on the cross. Historically it is not a complimentary term. This was a post-Reformation (Protestant) term of reproach mingled with contempt that was applied to the Roman Catholic veneration of the crucifix.
staurolite, staurolitic:
Literally, "cross-stone"; a reddish-brown or black mineral of iron and magnesium that occurs as prismatic crystals in metamorphic rocks, often in a cross shape. It is used as a gemstone that often forms twin crystals in the shape of a cross. The term metamorphism refers to a change in the physical structure of rock that results from long-term heat and pressure; especially a change that increases the rock's hardness and crystalline structure.
A science or doctrine of the cross (crucifix).
An abnormal veneration of the crucifix (cross) and for what it represents.
stauropegion, stauropegial:
In the Eastern Church, a reference to a church or monastery directly subject to the patriarch rather than to the bishop of the diocese; so named because in each there was a cross sent by the patriarch that was erected as a sign.
An abnormal fear, or hatred, of the crucifix and what it represents.
A leaf having palisade [arrangement of apposed stake-like elongated cellular structures] or other compact tissue.
An instrument for determining the position of the planes of vibrations in crystals.
A cross-shaped or a triquetrous [three-cornered] spore.
Cruciform; in the form of a cross.