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arcuate

[ ahr-kyoo-it, -eyt ]
/ ˈɑr kyu ɪt, -ˌeɪt /
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adjective
bent or curved like a bow.
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Also ar·cu·at·ed [ahr-kyoo-ey-tid] /ˈɑr kyuˌeɪ tɪd/ .

Origin of arcuate

1620–30; <Latin arcuātus bent like a bow, curved (past participle of arcuāre), equivalent to arcu-, stem of arcus bow + -ātus-ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM arcuate

ar·cu·ate·ly, adverbsub·ar·cu·ate, adjectivesub·ar·cu·at·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for arcuate

arcuate
/ (ˈɑːkjuːɪt, -ˌeɪt) /

adjective
shaped or bent like an arc or bowarcuate leaves; arcuate fibres of the cerebrum Also: arcuated

Derived forms of arcuate

arcuately, adverb

Word Origin for arcuate

C17: from Latin arcuāre, from arcus arc
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Medical definitions for arcuate

arcuate
[ ärkyōō-ĭt, -āt′ ]

adj.
Formed in the shape of an arc.

Other words from arcuate

arcu•ate•ly adv.
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