/fal"kayt/, adj.
curved like a scythe or sickle; hooked; falciform.
Also, falcated.
[1820-30; < L falcatus sickle-shaped, equiv. to falc- (s. of falx) sickle + -atus -ATE1]

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  • falcate — (adj.) 1826, from L. falcatus, from falcem (nom. falx) sickle …   Etymology dictionary

  • falcate — [fal′kāt΄, fal′kit] adj. [L falcatus < falx (gen. falcis), a sickle < ? IE base * dhelg , to pierce, needle > Ger dolch, dagger] sickle shaped; curved; hooked …   English World dictionary

  • falcate — /ˈfælkeɪt/ (say falkayt) adjective hooked; curved like a scythe or sickle; falciform: a falcate part; a falcate organ. {Latin falcātus, from falx sickle} …   Australian English dictionary

  • falcate — adjective Etymology: Latin falcatus, from falc , falx sickle, scythe Date: 1826 hooked or curved like a sickle …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • falcate — sickle shaped; long, narrow and deeply concave or curved …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • falcate — adj. [L. falx, sickle] Sickle shaped, hooked or new moonshaped …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • falcate — adjective Shaped like a sickle. Syn: falciform See Also: defalcate …   Wiktionary

  • falcate — SYN: falciform. * * * fal·cate fal .kāt, fȯl also fal·cat·ed .kāt əd adj hooked or curved like a sickle * * * fal·cate (falґkāt) falciform …   Medical dictionary

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