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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.]
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(ˈfælkeɪt) or


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

also fal′cat•ed,

curved like a scythe or sickle; hooked.
[1820–30; < Latin falcātus sickle-shaped]
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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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Among the interventions committed by the agencies were the processing of the Certificate of Ancestral Domain Title, assistance for planting falcata trees and crops, provision of public toilets, Materials Recovery Facility, a corn milling facility, facilitation of driver's license through special accommodation, construction of water systems, facilitation of the creation of cooperatives, accreditation of People's Organizations to avail of livelihood assistance and enabling them to sit down in local special bodies, provision of livelihood projects and agriculture-based training such as tilapia and poultry production, and training in abaca disease prevention, among many others.
In contrast, some species in Taihu, China, such as mallard Anas platyrhynchos, northern pintail Anas acuta, gadwall Anas strepera, greater scaup Aythya marila, smew Mergellus albellus and falcated duck Anas falcata have been reported to exhibit a female-skewed sex ratio in one year, and a balanced ratio in another year.
The resulting glue mixture was used to fabricate triple-layer plywood panels made of falcata and native mahogany lumber, both of which are commonly found across the Philippines.
The DA has started the planting of falcata trees in the ancestral domain areas of indigenous peoples under the Kabuhayan at Kaunlaran ng Kababayang Katutubo or the 4Ks program.
A landowner harvested his falcata trees using a chainsaw, causing the falling tree to swing and hit the power cables of Towers 11 and 12 in Poblacion, Monte Vista, Compostela Valley.
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Garello said the Lumads availed the services and have received food packs from the government, such as medical and dental services with free medicines, porridge feeding, distribution of food packs, and vegetable and falcata seedlings, free haircut and parlor games.
Maria Angelita Salome Acopiado, chief of the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office, said her office was now working on Usad programs like fruit tree production, falcata tree farming and coco coir production but some of the miners preferred to operate the illegal tunnels.
In Erythrina falcata seeds, germination decreased at potentials lower than -0.4 MPa (Pelegrini et al., 2013), whereas in seeds of Piptadenia moniliformis (Azeredo et al., 2016) and Amburana cearenses (Almeida et al., 2014) germination decreased at potentials below -0.6 MPa.
The concentrations of such characteristically Iberian weapons as the falcata (Quesada, 1992) and the soliferreum (Quesada, 1993) is very significant in this context, as is the presence of defensive weapons which also follow typical Iberian models (Quesada, 1997: 502-506).