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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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Leaves of Asterophyllites grandis are smaller, more falcate, and less broad than those of Asterophyllites lindleyanus, with a smaller length/ breadth ratio.
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Lobule fully inflated, bottle-shaped, with a long, falcate tooth.
ID) with pair of unomamented slender falcate projections on each end, slightly sinuous margin medially.
Fine structure of the oocyst of Nematopsis mytella (Apicomplexa, Porosporidae), a parasite of the mussel Mytella falcate and of the oyster Crassostrea rhizophorae (Mollusca, Bivalvia) from the northeastern Atlantic Coast of Brazil.
Sei whales where identified only when the combination of a single rostral ridge, symmetrical jaw pigmentation, darkish grey dorsal coloration and falcate dorsal fin with rounded tips was present; this combination ruled out Eden (Bryde's) or Fin whales.
2009: Determination of total flavonoids and phenolic acids from Oxytropis falcate.
Forewing ground color white; costal margin smooth, brown; barely falcate at apex; subbasal fascia gray and weakly marked; antemedial fascia light color and broad; medial fascia dark color and rather broad; postmedial fascia dark color, broad and slight excurved in middle; subterminal fascia slender, grayish brown; cilia short, grayish white.