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Adj.1.sickle-shaped - 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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They lay in a huge sickle-shaped curve that vanished into mist at last towards the Naze.
Some were thickly set with glittering teeth resembling ivory saws; others were tufted with knots of human hair; and one was sickle-shaped, with a vast handle sweeping round like the segment made in the new-mown grass by a long-armed mower.
According to the study, "these huge, sickle-shaped extensions would have caused deep wounds in any prey they carved through, which could be considered more evidence that the arms as a whole weren't an evolutionary remnant.
The menisci, which had thin anterior and posterior horns and a thick body, were defined as the sickle-shaped type.
Lymphatic fluid pumped through internal channels causes their large sickle-shaped fins subtly to change shape, aiding manoeuvrability at high speed.
SCD is an inherited disease caused by a mutation in the beta-globin gene that results in sickle-shaped red blood cells.
Sickle-shaped cells are not flexible and can stick to vessel walls, causing a blockade that can slow or stop blood from flowing properly.
The footages show slender body of whales with a sickle-shaped dorsal fin that confirms that these are Bryde's whales.
The hereditary condition, in which patients develop sickle-shaped blood cells, is incurable and can cause severe pain among sufferers when the cells block veins - leading to symptoms known as a crisis.
IMR-687 is an orally-administered, highly potent and selective phosphodiesterase 9 inhibitor developed to treat the underlying causes of the pathology of sickle cell disease, a condition characterized by sickling of red blood cells and the occlusion or blockage of small blood vessels by the rigid, sickle-shaped red blood cells.
Numerous triangular or sickle-shaped hooklets, about 20-40 um in size were also seen scattered as isolated unit.
The great hammerhead, if you're fishing from the reef and inward, is the most likely hammerhead capture, and that fish has a very large, sickle-shaped fin, different from any other shark you might capture.