arcuate

[ahr-kyoo-it, -eyt]
adjective
bent or curved like a bow.
Also, arcuated.


Origin:
1620–30; < Latin arcuātus bent like a bow, curved (past participle of arcuāre), equivalent to arcu-, stem of arcus bow + -ātus -ate1

arcuately, adverb
subarcuate, adjective
subarcuated, adjective
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arcuate (ˈɑːkjuːɪt, -ˌeɪt)
 
adj
Also: arcuated shaped or bent like an arc or bow: arcuate leaves; arcuate fibres of the cerebrum
 
[C17: from Latin arcuāre, from arcusarc]
 
'arcuately
 
adv

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arcuate
"bent like a bow," 1620s, from L. arcuatus, pp. of arcuare "to bend like a bow," from arcus "bow" (see arc).
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arcuate ar·cu·ate (är'kyōō-ĭt, -āt')
adj.
Formed in the shape of an arc.


ar'cu·ate·ly adv.
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Strong waves make a cuspate delta a thinner, tooth-shaped version of the arcuate.
The external arcuate fibers wind across the lower part of the pyramid and olive and enter the inferior peduncle.
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