falcate

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fal·cate

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

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

falcate

(ˈfælkeɪt) or

falciform

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

fal•cate

(ˈfæl keɪt)

also fal′cat•ed,



adj.
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"