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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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You get a stocking according to the large behangsegmenten, But are formed at the lower end arcuate and bow-accompanying with a heavy gold fringe trim.
Median arcuate ligament syndrome is a less common cause of chronic mesenteric ischemia that may affect younger patients.
Therefore, to unravel Leptin receptors (LepR) are highly expressed in arcuate nucleus (Arc) neurons, where they partially colocalize with kisspeptin, one of the most potent regulators of the reproductive axis (Zuure et al.
On examination, the patient is a well-developed, active male with widespread erythematous infiltrated papules and arcuate plaques, tense vesiculobullous lesions, and multiple erosions on the trunk and extremities.
Pattern recognition of the characteristic arcuate losses on macular thickness maps permits early detection of disease (see Figure 1).
Posterolateral corner is stabilised by the arcuate ligament complex which consists of lateral collateral ligament; biceps femoris tendon; popliteus muscle and tendon; popliteal meniscal and popliteal fibular ligaments; arcuate ligament, lateral gastrocnemius muscle and fabellofibular ligaments.
Holos Wavefront Aberrometry provides cataract surgeons critical surgical information in real time, generating clear, continuous refractive data and assisting in the insertion and rotation of IOLs, titration of limbal relaxing incisions and opening of arcuate incisions.
Appetite is primarily controlled by a complex circuit of neurons in the hypothalamus of the brain called the hypothalamic arcuate nucleus.
Background: Median arcuate ligament syndrome is a controversial entity because anomalous insertion of median arcuate ligament can be seen in asymptomatic individuals.
The product has helped to create bow-shaped or curved arcuate incisions during surgery.