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falcate

[ fal-keyt ]
/ ˈfæl keɪt /
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adjective
curved like a scythe or sickle; hooked; falciform.
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Also fal·cat·ed [fal-key-tid] /ˈfæl keɪ tɪd/ .

Origin of falcate

1820–30; <Latin falcātus sickle-shaped, equivalent to falc- (stem of falx) sickle + -ātus-ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM falcate

sub·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
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Medical definitions for falcate

falcate
[ fălkāt′ ]

adj.
Falciform.
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