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falcate

or fal·cat·ed

[ fal-keyt or fal-key-tid ]
/ ˈfæl keɪt or ˈfæl keɪ tɪd /
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adjective

curved like a scythe or sickle; hooked; falciform.

RELATED WORDS

bowed, concave, convex, curved, crescentic, semicircular

Nearby words

falangist, falasha, falashas, falbala, falbelo, falcate, falchion, falcial, falciform, falciform ligament, falciform ligament of liver

Origin of falcate

1820–30; < Latin falcātus sickle-shaped, equivalent to falc- (stem of falx) sickle + -ātus -ate1
Related formssub·fal·cate, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for falcate

falcate

falciform (ˈfælsɪˌfɔːm)

/ (ˈfælkeɪt) /

adjective

biology shaped like a sickle

Word Origin for falcate

C19: from Latin falcātus, from falx sickle
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for falcate

falcate


adj.

1826, from Latin falcatus, from falcem (nominative falx) "sickle."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for falcate

falcate

[ fălkāt′ ]

adj.

Falciform.
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