or fal·cat·ed

[fal-keyt or fal-key-tid]
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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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Related Words for falcate

bowed, concave, convex, curved, crescentic, falcate, semicircular

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falciform (ˈfælsɪˌfɔːm)

  1. biology shaped like a sickle

Word Origin for falcate

C19: from Latin falcātus, from falx sickle
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Word Origin and History for falcate

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

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falcate in Medicine


  1. Falciform.
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