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 (făl′kāt′) also fal·cat·ed (-kā′tĭd)
Curved and tapering to a point; sickle-shaped.

[Latin falcātus, from falx, falc-, sickle.]


(ˈfælkeɪt) or


(Biology) biology shaped like a sickle
[C19: from Latin falcātus, from falx sickle]


(ˈfæl keɪt)

also fal′cat•ed,

curved like a scythe or sickle; hooked.
[1820–30; < Latin falcātus sickle-shaped]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.falcate - curved like a sickle; "a falcate leaf"; "falcate claws"; "the falcate moon"
curved, curving - having or marked by a curve or smoothly rounded bend; "the curved tusks of a walrus"; "his curved lips suggested a smile but his eyes were hard"
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He has been multi-cropping abaca with falcata trees which helps in better agricultural productivity.
Immediately, we replant the logged areas with various species [such as] acacia mangium, gmelina, falcata,' Cabuay said.
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Caraga gave 600 falcata seedlings to the IPs and local residents.
Five species of Streblidae--Megistopoda aranea (Coquillett, 1899), Paratrichobius longicrus (Miranda Ribeiro, 1907), Aspidoptera falcata Wenzel, 1976, Aspidoptera phyllostomatis (Perty, 1833) and Metelasmus pseudopterus Coquillet, 1907--and four Artibeus, Leach, 1821 bat species--Artibeus fimbriatus Gray, 1838 Artibeus lituratus (Olfers, 1818), Artibeus obscurus (Schinz, 1821) and Artibeus planirostris (Spix, 1823) were correlated (Table 1).
Anticonvulsant and muscle relaxant activity of the ethanolic extract of stems of Dendrophthoe falcata (Linn.
Platymiscium Fabaceae floribundum Vogel Platypodium elegans Fabaceae Vogel Poecilanthe falcata Fabaceae (Vell.
The most abundant fish species in this reservoir, the oldest of the region, are Ageneiosus ucayalensis Castelnau, 1855 (Auchenipteridae), Hemiodus unimaculatus Bloch, 1794 (Hemiodontidae), Serrasalmus gibbus Castelnau, 1855 (Serrasalmidae), Geophagus proximus Castelnau, 1855 (Cichlidae), Acestrorhynchus falcirostris Cuvier, 1819 (Acestrorhynchidae) and Psectrogaster falcata Eigenmann and Eigenmann, 1889 (Curimatidae) (Sa-Oliveira, Vasconcelos, Pereira, Isaac-Nahum, & Teles-Junior, 2013), each with a different life history.
Dalea sp * Desmodium sp * Erythrina falcata 8 53 Bentham * Inga sp Medicago sp 5 6 73 Melilotus sp Mimosa sp Otholobium pubescens 9 60 (Poiret) Grimes * Spartium junceum L.
Stolynoff and Hess (2002) did a survey of the genus Quercus in Illinois and found the taxonomic confusion of Quercus falcata found in southern Illinois and Quercus ellipsoidalis found in northern Illinois.
In the Reservoir of the Coaracy Nunes hydroelectric power plant in Araguari River basin, in the eastern Amazon region (Northern Brazil), Ageneiosus ucayalensis Castelnau, 1855; Hemiodus unimaculatus Bloch, 1794; Serrasalmus gibbus Castelnau, 1855; Geophagus proximus Castelnau, 1855, Acestrorhynchus falcirostris Cuvier, 1819 and Psectrogaster falcata Eigenmann and Eigenmann, 1889 are the most abundant fish species (Sa-Oliveira et al.