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arcuate

[ahr-kyoo-it, -eyt] /ˈɑr kyu ɪt, -ˌeɪt/
adjective
1.
bent or curved like a bow.
Also, arcuated.
Origin
1620-1630
1620-30; < Latin arcuātus bent like a bow, curved (past participle of arcuāre), equivalent to arcu-, stem of arcus bow + -ātus -ate1
Related forms
arcuately, adverb
subarcuate, adjective
subarcuated, adjective
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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.
British Dictionary definitions for arcuate

arcuate

/ˈɑːkjuːɪt; -ˌeɪt/
adjective
1.
shaped or bent like an arc or bow: arcuate leaves, arcuate fibres of the cerebrum Also arcuated
Derived Forms
arcuately, adverb
Word Origin
C17: from Latin arcuāre, from arcusarc
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Word Origin and History for arcuate
adj.

"bent like a bow," 1620s, from Latin arcuatus "bow-like, arched," past participle of arcuare "to bend like a bow," from arcus "bow" (see arc (n.)).

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arcuate in Medicine

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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