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recurvate

[ri-kur-vit, -veyt] /rɪˈkɜr vɪt, -veɪt/
adjective
1.
bent back or backward; recurved.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; < Latin recurvātus (past participle of recurvāre) to bend backwards, equivalent to re- re- + curv(us) curve + -ātus -ate1
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recurvate

/rɪˈkɜːvɪt; -veɪt/
adjective
1.
(rare) bent back
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