Origin of arcuate
Examples from the Web for arcuate
These processes appear at first on one of the arcuate cells in successive order.
When the Clavola of the Antenn grows gradually narrower towards the apex, and is arcuate or incurved so as to resemble a sickle.An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. IV (of 4)|William Kirby
The cell measures one cubic inch, the entrance tunnel being one and one half centimeters long, and arcuate.Wasps|George W. Peckham
These dichotomous processes are nothing more than branches developed from the arcuate, or mother cells.
Valve linear, arcuate on the dorsal, straight on the ventral side, reflexed at the extremities.The Diatomaceae of Philadelphia and Vicinity|Charles Sumner Boyer
British Dictionary definitions for arcuate
Word Origin for arcuate
Word Origin and History for arcuate
"bent like a bow," 1620s, from Latin arcuatus "bow-like, arched," past participle of arcuare "to bend like a bow," from arcus "bow" (see arc (n.)).