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re·curve

 (rē-kûrv′)
tr. & intr.v. re·curved, re·curv·ing, re·curves
To curve (something) backward or downward or become curved backward or downward.

[Latin recurvāre : re-, re- + curvāre, to curve (from curvus, curve; see curve).]

re′cur·va′tion (rē′kûr-vā′shən) n.
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Adj.1.recurved - curved backward or inward
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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Woodley (1985) briefly reviewed these characters, and suggested that the sinuate A1 vein and the recurvedly arcuate CuA1 vein were possible synapomorphic character states for the tribe.