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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.
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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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Cervical incompetency usually accompanies uterine anomalies except arcuate uterus (11); therefore, misoprostol is likely to be applicable to dilate the cervix in arcuate uterus cases as well.
The Skyscraper s arcuate configuration will not affect the interior of the hotel as the building will rely on two multistory column-like towers, which will create additional space and act as a support for the hotel.
The Lensar laser system with Streamline is a femtosecond laser cataract platform to enable automation of several surgical procedure planning and execution elements with the introduction of five new application upgrades that include: wireless integration with the Cassini Corneal Shape Analyzer; iris registration; cataract density imaging; customized fragmentation patterns; and arcuate incision planning.
The first is the arcuate nucleus of the hypothalamus, an area of the brain that plays a critical role in the control of food intake and energy expenditure.
Imaging to assess brain microstructure identified increased fractional anisotropy in the anterior right arcuate fasciculus of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome, which was not present in age- and sex-matched control subjects.
The differential diagnosis includes duodenal stricture, intestinal scleroderma, annular pancreas, and median arcuate ligament syndrome.
paramediana but also includes basal area; postmedial line is strongly arcuate while that of M.
In the women randomized to routine hysteroscopy, 11% showed a significant abnormality on examination, including 15 women with an arcuate uterus, 11 women with endometrial polyps, and five women with a partial septum, as well as women with a few other less common abnormalities.
We found that a better quality of the arcuate fasciculus anterior -- a white matter tract that connects brain regions often used for arithmetic -- corresponds to better performance in adding and multiplying, while there is no correlation for subtracting and dividing.
They found that the arcuate fasciculus, a collection of nerve fibres connecting auditory regions at the temporal lobe with the motor area located at the frontal lobe in the left hemisphere of the brain, allows the 'sound' of a word to be connected to the regions responsible for its articulation.
7 cm/s in the main, intralobar, upper and lower arcuate renal arteries, respectively, along with a distinctive parvus et tardus waveform.
A RSH might be expected to expand inferiorly through fascial planes to the pubic symphysis or to the prevesicular space, especially if below the arcuate line and between the transversalis fascia and peritoneal planes.