adj. [L. dim. arcus, bow]
1. Pertaining to being shaped like an arc; arch-like.
2. (MOLLUSCA: Bivalvia)
Referring to the ventral edge in some pelecypods.
Referring to the chelate microsclere in the form of one to three curved plates; commonly three plates.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.


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  • arcuate — (adj.) bent like a bow, 1620s, from L. arcuatus bow like, arched, pp. of arcuare to bend like a bow, from arcus bow (see ARC (Cf. arc)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • arcuate — [är′kyo͞o it, är′kyo͞oāt΄] adj. [L arcuatus, pp. of arcuare, bend like a bow < arcus, a bow: see ARC] curved like a bow; arched arcuately adv …   English World dictionary

  • arcuate — adjective Etymology: Latin arcuatus, past participle of arcuare to bend like a bow, from arcus bow Date: 1626 curved like a bow < an arcuate cloud > • arcuately adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • arcuate — arcuately, adv. /ahr kyooh it, ayt /, adj. bent or curved like a bow. Also, arcuated. [1620 30; < L arcuatus bent like a bow, curved (ptp. of arcuare), equiv. to arcu , s. of arcus bow + atus ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

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