arcuate

arcuate
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

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  • Arcuate artery — can refer to: * Arcuate artery of the foot * Arcuate arteries of the kidney …   Wikipedia

  • arcuate vein — n any of the veins of the kidney that accompany the arcuate arteries, drain blood from the interlobular veins, and empty into the interlobar veins …   Medical dictionary

  • arcuate artery — n any of the branches of the interlobar arteries of the kidney that form arches over the base of the pyramids …   Medical dictionary

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