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arcuate

[ ahr-kyoo-it, -eyt ]

adjective

  1. bent or curved like a bow.


arcuate

/ -ˌeɪt; ˈɑːkjuːɪt /

adjective

  1. shaped or bent like an arc or bow Alsoarcuated

    arcuate fibres of the cerebrum

    arcuate leaves



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Derived Forms

  • ˈarcuately, adverb
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Other Words From

  • ar·cu·ate·ly adverb
  • sub·ar·cu·ate adjective
  • sub·ar·cu·at·ed adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of arcuate1

1620–30; < Latin arcuātus bent like a bow, curved (past participle of arcuāre ), equivalent to arcu-, stem of arcus bow + -ātus -ate 1
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Word History and Origins

Origin of arcuate1

C17: from Latin arcuāre, from arcus arc
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Example Sentences

The left hemisphere, the part of your brain responsible for language comprehension, Wernicke’s area, is connected to the part responsible for speech production, Broca’s area, by a fiber tract called the arcuate fasciculus.

What’s happening is a singer is better able to hear something and produce it vocally, presumably using this right arcuate fasciculus.

The frustules are curved or arcuate (arcus, a bow) in the side view, oblong and narrowed at the ends in the front view.

Valve narrow, with arcuate dorsal and straight ventral margin, acute at the ends.

Valve linear, with dorsal margin arcuate and the ventral margin straight.

Valve arcuate, without cost, transversely striated; pseudoraphe absent; pseudo-nodules at each end.

The valves of the auxospore are usually more or less arcuate, as in Cymbella, to which the genus is closely allied.

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