Recurvate
Recurvate Re*cur"vate (-v?t), v. t. To bend or curve back; to recurve. --Pennant. [1913 Webster]

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  • Recurvate — Re*cur vate (r?*k?r v?t), a. [L. recurvatus, p. p. of recurvare. See {Re }, and {Curvate}.] (Bot.) Recurved. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • recurvate — [rē kʉr′vit, rē kʉr′vāt΄] adj. [L recurvatus, pp.] recurved; bent back …   English World dictionary

  • recurvate — /ri kerr vit, vayt/, adj. bent back or backward; recurved. [1590 1600; < L recurvatus (ptp. of recurvare) to bend backwards, equiv. to re RE + curv(us) CURVE + atus ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • recurvate — re·cur·vate …   English syllables

  • recurvate — /riˈkɜvət/ (say ree kervuht), / veɪt/ (say vayt) adjective recurved. {Latin recurvātus, past participle} …   Australian English dictionary

  • recurvate — adjective curved backward or inward • Syn: ↑recurved • Similar to: ↑curved, ↑curving …   Useful english dictionary

  • recurved recurvate — curved curved adj. 1. not straight; having or marked by curves. Opposite of {straight}. Note: [Narrower terms: {arced, arched, arching, arciform, arcuate, bowed}; {falcate, sickle shaped}; {flexuous}; {incurvate, incurved}: {recurved, recurvate}; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • arced arched arching arciform arcuate bowed — curved curved adj. 1. not straight; having or marked by curves. Opposite of {straight}. Note: [Narrower terms: {arced, arched, arching, arciform, arcuate, bowed}; {falcate, sickle shaped}; {flexuous}; {incurvate, incurved}: {recurved, recurvate}; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • curved — adj. 1. not straight; having or marked by curves. Opposite of {straight}. Note: [Narrower terms: {arced, arched, arching, arciform, arcuate, bowed}; {falcate, sickle shaped}; {flexuous}; {incurvate, incurved}: {recurved, recurvate};… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • falcate sickle-shaped — curved curved adj. 1. not straight; having or marked by curves. Opposite of {straight}. Note: [Narrower terms: {arced, arched, arching, arciform, arcuate, bowed}; {falcate, sickle shaped}; {flexuous}; {incurvate, incurved}: {recurved, recurvate}; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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