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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.]


(ˈfælkeɪt) or


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


(ˈfæl keɪt)

also fal′cat•ed,

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"
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Leaflet size 16-29 x 3.8-4.6 cm 30-45 x 2.2-4 cm Leaflet shape Straight (not falcate) Falcate Leaflet dentation Teeth present below Margins entire or with distal half, 20 or more few teeth (<16) limited per leaflet to distal half Stem length To 1.1 m To 4 m Pollen strobilus To 14 x 3 cm To 31 x 4.5 cm size Microsporangia 37-43 41-63 per microsporophyll vule attachment vules not attached to vules attached to flattened tomentose flattened tomentose ppendages protruding ppendages protruding beyond bullae beyond bullae Sclerotesta size -2.3 cm long x 1.4-1.8 .8-3.6 cm long x cm wide 2.1-2.4 cm wide
Distinguished from most other Solenopsis by the form of the mandibles, which are falcate, with the teeth not in an oblique series, as normal in species of Solenopsis; the basal angle is strongly developed and weakly bidentate, the concave inner margin with a low, median double tooth; S.
Torreya jackii is more readily discernable because of its longer, falcate leaves that terminate in a shorter, spiny tip.
3 A-C); (f) color of the inner surface of the corolla, as in some species the corolla is bicolor; (g) degree of curvature of the corolla lobes, which can be straight, falcate (e.g.
Stem leaves in the large form are 1.5-3 mm long and distinctly falcato-secund, those in the small form 0.8-1.5 mm long and less falcate, while those in the circinnate-leaved form are long as in the large form but conspicuously circinnate.
1 mm in diam., lobes arranged at angles of 120-140[grados] with respect to the tube, slightly falcate, dorsal lobes 7-9 x 2.5-3 mm, lateral lobes 6.5-8 x 2.5-3 mm, ventral lobe 5.5-6.5 x 2-2.5 mm, inflated at its base; synandrium exserted by 5 mm from the sinus between the dorsal lobes; filament tube green, finely puberulous; anther tube green, ventral anthers barbate at preanthesis and early anthesis.
The upper jaw is elongated and extends into a sword-like bill, the dorsal fin is tall and falcate, and the caudal fin is crescentic.
Benshangul-Gumz and Tigray regions had each equal 13% accessions with falcate type of auricle.
2 cm diam., assimetric; sepals green with borders yellow, oblong to orbicular, abaxial surface glabrous, 6-10 X 2.5-10 mm; petals yellow, two external, oblong to ovate, 14-17 X 7.5-12 mm, two internal, oblanceolate to deltoid, 17-21 X 11-17 mm, cuculus falcate, bent around the stamens, 16-21 X 14-17.5 mm; stamens yellow, 5.5-15 mm long; staminoids yellow 4.5-6 mm long; ovary green, glabrous, 11-16 mm long; style green to yellowish, 3-4 mm long; Legumes oblong, curved, when young vinaceous, mature brown, dry, plane-compressed, 43-115 X 7-13 mm; valves chartaceous, glabrous.
The smooth hammerhead shark was easily identified by the following key diagnostic features: head arched with four notches and without a median indentation; first dorsal fin moderately high, with second dorsal and pelvic fins low; pelvic fins not falcate; and lower caudal fin lobe without a dark blotch on it.