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ar·cu·ate(är′kyo͞o-ĭt, -āt′) also ar·cu·at·ed (-ā′tĭd)
Having the form of a bow; curved.
[Latin arcuātus, past participle of arcuāre, to bend like a bow, from arcus, bow.]
arcuate(ˈɑːkjuːɪt; -ˌeɪt) or
shaped or bent like an arc or bow: arcuate leaves; arcuate fibres of the cerebrum.
[C17: from Latin arcuāre, from arcus arc]
ar•cu•ate(ˈɑr kyu ɪt, -ˌeɪt)
curved like a bow.
[1620–30; < Latin arcuātus, past participle of arcuāre to bend <arcus bow]
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|Adj.||1.||arcuate - forming or resembling an arch; "an arched ceiling"|
architecture - the discipline dealing with the principles of design and construction and ornamentation of fine buildings; "architecture and eloquence are mixed arts whose end is sometimes beauty and sometimes use"