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recurvate

[ri-kur-vit, -veyt]
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  1. bent back or backward; recurved.

Origin of recurvate

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

adjective
  1. rare bent back
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