recurvate

[ ri-kur-vit, -veyt ]
/ rɪˈkɜr vɪt, -veɪt /

adjective

bent back or backward; recurved.

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Origin of recurvate

1590–1600; <Latin recurvātus (past participle of recurvāre) to bend backwards, equivalent to re- re- + curv(us) curve + -ātus-ate1
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British Dictionary definitions for recurvate

recurvate
/ (rɪˈkɜːvɪt, -veɪt) /

adjective

rare bent back
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