arcuate

  • 1Arcuate — (Latin for curved ) can refer to: * Arcuate delta, a type of river delta * Arcuate fasciculus * Arcuate line * Arcuate nucleus * Arcuate nucleus (medulla) * Internal and external arcuate fibers of the brain * Arcuate arteries of the kidney *… …

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  • 2Arcuate — Arc u*ate, Arcuated Arc u*a ted(#), a. [L. arcuatus, p. p. of arcuare to shape like a bow, fr. arcus. See {Arc}.] Bent or curved in the form of a bow. Arcuate stalks. Gray. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3arcuate — (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)) …

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  • 4arcuate — [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

  • 5arcuate — 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 …

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  • 6arcuate — Denoting a form that is arched or has the shape of a bow. SYN: arcate, arciform. [L. arcuatus, bowed] * * * ar·cu·ate är kyə wət, .wāt adj curved like a bow &LT;arcuate fibers in the brain&GT; * * * ar·cu·ate (ahrґku &#257;t) [L. arcuatus bow&#8230; …

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  • 7arcuate — in a smooth arc, not straight or interrupted …

    Dictionary of ichthyology

  • 8arcuate — 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. 3. (PORIFERA) Referring to the chelate microsclere in the form of one to three curved&#8230; …

    Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • 9arcuate — 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] * * * …

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  • 10arcuate — adjective curved into the shape of a bow …

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  • 11arcuate — arched; bow shaped Shapes and Resemblance …

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  • 12arcuate — adj. bent, curved, in the shape of a bow …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 13arcuate — [ α:kjʊət] adjective technical curved. Origin ME: from L. arcuat , arcuare to curve …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 14arcuate — a. (Rare.) Curved, bent, bowed, hooked, crooked, aduncous …

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  • 15arcuate —   Having the form of a bow; curved, e.g. the leaves of Zamia sandovalii when growing on level ground (as opposed to the typical pendent habit of the leaves of this primarily cliff dwelling species).   See also arching.   Cf. ascending, erect,&#8230; …

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  • 16arcuate — ar·cu·ate …

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  • 17arcuate — ar•cu•ate [[t]ˈɑr kyu ɪt, ˌeɪt[/t]] adj. curved like a bow • Etymology: 1620–30; &LT; L arcuātus, ptp. of arcuāre to bend &LT; arcus bow ar′cu•ate•ly, adv …

    From formal English to slang

  • 18arcuate — /ˈakjueɪt/ (say ahkyoohayt), / ət/ (say uht) adjective curved like a bow. Also, arcuated. {Latin arcuātus, past participle} –arcuation /akjuˈeɪʃən/ (say ahkyooh ayshuhn), noun …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 19arcuate —   a. bow shaped.    ♦ arcuation, n …

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  • 20arcuate — adj. shaped like a bow; curved. Etymology: L arcuatus past part. of arcuare curve f. arcus bow, curve …

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