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ar·cu·ate

 (är′kyo͞o-ĭt, -āt′) also ar·cu·at·ed (-ā′tĭd)
adj.
Having the form of a bow; curved.

[Latin arcuātus, past participle of arcuāre, to bend like a bow, from arcus, bow.]

ar′cu·ate·ly adv.

arcuate

(ˈɑːkjuːɪt; -ˌeɪt) or

arcuated

adj
shaped or bent like an arc or bow: arcuate leaves; arcuate fibres of the cerebrum.
[C17: from Latin arcuāre, from arcus arc]
ˈarcuately adv

ar•cu•ate

(ˈɑr kyu ɪt, -ˌeɪt)

adj.
curved like a bow.
[1620–30; < Latin arcuātus, past participle of arcuāre to bend <arcus bow]
ar′cu•ate•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.arcuate - forming or resembling an archarcuate - 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"
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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5 disc diameter of the disc temporally were categorized as macular, lesions located near the arcuate vessels but not involving macula were labeled as paramacular and all other tumours were categorized as peripheral tumours.
Other authors proposed horizontal uterine incisions to avoid severing the arcuate vessels that branch off from the ascending uterine arteries and run transversely across the uterus.