- bent or curved like a bow.
Origin of arcuate
Related Words for arcuatebending, bowed, rounded, arched, vaulted, curved, arching, arciform, arcuate, arced, bent
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Historical Examples of arcuate
Some specimens also have an arcuate black band over the forehead from one outer corner of the eye to the other.A Hand-book to the Primates, Volume 1 (of 2)
Henry O. Forbes
Multifoil, mul′ti-foil, adj. having more than five foils or arcuate divisions.
The frustules are curved or arcuate (arcus, a bow) in the side view, oblong and narrowed at the ends in the front view.An Elementary Text-book of the Microscope
John William Griffith
Valve narrow, with arcuate dorsal and straight ventral margin, acute at the ends.
Valve linear, arcuate on the dorsal, straight on the ventral side, reflexed at the extremities.
- shaped or bent like an arc or bowarcuate leaves; arcuate fibres of the cerebrum Also: arcuated
Word Origin 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.)).
- Formed in the shape of an arc.