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 (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.]

ar′cu·ate·ly adv.


(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]
ˈarcuately adv


(ˈɑr kyu ɪt, -ˌeɪt)

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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Kisspeptinis expressed in the hypothalamus, arcuate nucleus, gonads, placenta, liver and pancreas.
In addition, a second structure paralleling the arcuate Dukes Ridge structure to the southwest was noted in an area with little historical exploration.
This finding was compatible with external compression by median arcuate ligament of diaphragm.
34 92 83 00-1 the subject of the order is the sale together with the transport of road traffic safety components part 1 of road traffic safety equipment, part 2 devices for limiting vehicle speed - thresholds, part 3 steel road safety barriers type sp, part 4 pedestrian fences, part 5 devices to protect pedestrians and cyclists - arcuate barriers.
Christopher Skelly, MD, is the Chief of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy at the University of Chicago Medical Center and is a national expert in minimally invasive surgery for the treatment of Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS).
Ingraham's postdoctoral fellows Candice Herber and William Krause conducted experiments that zeroed in on a specific population of just a few hundred estrogen-sensitive brain cells -- located in a region of the hypothalamus called the arcuate nucleus -- which appeared to be responsible for these dramatic increases in bone density.
They reside in a region of the hypothalamus known as the arcuate nucleus (Arc).
Arcuate eminence (AE) and great superficial petrosal nerve (GSPN) are important landmarks for identifying the internal auditory canal (IAC) in middle fossa, extended middle fossa, and transpetrosal--transtentorial approaches [2].
Median arcuate ligament syndrome (MALS) is a clinically rare disease resulting from extrinsic compression of the celiac trunk by fibrous attachments of the diaphragmatic crura, median arcuate ligament, which results in various clinical symptoms including postprandial abdominal pain, vomiting, and/or weight loss.
Along its course, the DPA gives rise to the medial tarsal, lateral tarsal, arcuate, deep plantar and 1st dorsal metatarsal arteries.