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Definition of "arcuate" [arc•u•ate]

  • Having the form of a bow; curved. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "arcuate" in a sentence
  • "In 1999 Gregory V. Hoppa, the late Randy Tufts, and a team of planetary scientists from the University of Arizona went a long way toward cracking the code, positing that the most mysterious fault lines identifiable on Europa — the wave-form-like "arcuate" fractures spiraling eerily across the crystalline landscapes near its poles — are almost certainly a result of Jupiter's shifting tidal pull on subsurface water."
  • "DM: Neurological trauma resulting in damage to the arcuate fasciculus with concomitant associative aphasia, and/or chronic generalized idiopathic disenchantment."
  • "Naftolin, A, et al. Neuronal membrane remodeling during the oestrus cycle: a freeze-freacture study in the arcuate nucleus of the rat hypothalemus."