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[ahr-kuh s] /ˈɑr kəs/
noun, plural arcus. Meteorology
a dense, horizontal, roll-shaped cloud sometimes occurring at the lower front portion of a cumulonimbus.
Also called roll cloud.
< Latin: bow, arch Unabridged
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arcus in Medicine

arcus ar·cus (är'kəs)
n. pl. arcus
A structure resembling a bent bow or an arch.

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