Denoting a form that is arched or has the shape of a bow. SYN: arcate, arciform. [L. arcuatus, bowed]

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ar·cu·ate 'är-kyə-wət, -.wāt adj curved like a bow <\arcuate fibers in the brain>

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ar·cu·ate (ahrґku-āt) [L. arcuatus bow shaped] shaped like an arc; arranged in arches.

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  • Arcuate — Arc u*ate, Arcuated Arc u*a ted(#), a. [L. arcuatus, p. p. of arcuare to shape like a bow, fr. arcus. See {Arc}.] Bent or curved in the form of a bow. Arcuate stalks. Gray. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • arcuate — (adj.) bent like a bow, 1620s, from L. arcuatus bow like, arched, pp. of arcuare to bend like a bow, from arcus bow (see ARC (Cf. arc)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • arcuate — [är′kyo͞o it, är′kyo͞oāt΄] adj. [L arcuatus, pp. of arcuare, bend like a bow < arcus, a bow: see ARC] curved like a bow; arched arcuately adv …   English World dictionary

  • arcuate — adjective Etymology: Latin arcuatus, past participle of arcuare to bend like a bow, from arcus bow Date: 1626 curved like a bow < an arcuate cloud > • arcuately adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • arcuate — in a smooth arc, not straight or interrupted …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • arcuate — adj. [L. dim. arcus, bow] 1. Pertaining to being shaped like an arc; arch like. 2. (MOLLUSCA: Bivalvia) Referring to the ventral edge in some pelecypods. 3. (PORIFERA) Referring to the chelate microsclere in the form of one to three curved… …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • arcuate — arcuately, adv. /ahr kyooh it, ayt /, adj. bent or curved like a bow. Also, arcuated. [1620 30; < L arcuatus bent like a bow, curved (ptp. of arcuare), equiv. to arcu , s. of arcus bow + atus ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • arcuate — adjective curved into the shape of a bow …   Wiktionary

  • arcuate — arched; bow shaped Shapes and Resemblance …   Phrontistery dictionary

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