falcate

[fal-keyt]
adjective
curved like a scythe or sickle; hooked; falciform.
Also, falcated.


Origin:
1820–30; < Latin falcātus sickle-shaped, equivalent to falc- (stem of falx) sickle + -ātus -ate1

subfalcate, adjective
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falcate or falciform (ˈfælkeɪt, ˈfælsɪˌfɔːm)
 
adj
biology shaped like a sickle
 
[C19: from Latin falcātus, from falx sickle]
 
falciform or falciform
 
adj
 
[C19: from Latin falcātus, from falx sickle]

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falcate fal·cate (fāl'kāt')
adj.
Falciform.

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Example sentences
They have a long pointed beak and a tall, falcate dorsal fin that is located mid-back.
The dorsal fin located midway down its back is small, slightly falcate, and triangular in shape.
The dorsal fin, located mid-back, is tall and falcate with a broad base.
Genetically characterize tetraploid and diploid yellow-flowered falcate-type alfalfas.
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