What is the plural of crux

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That or that crux?

In German there are a number of nouns with fluctuating gender. Here you will find the most common doubts about the right article.

Crux the Gene. –, no plural. The expression Crux or Crux is mostly used with a specific article to point out a difficulty: "The crux of the matter is ..." crux = cross taken word has feminine gender (cf. la croix) and the x is also spoken (not: »die Kru«). A plural form can only depend on the spelling Crux be formed; it then reads Cruces.
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