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Arcuate

[ARK-yoo-eyt]

Part of speech: adjective

Origin: Latin, 16th century

1.

Shaped like a bow, curved.

Examples of Arcuate in a sentence

"His smile was full and arcuate."

"The population of the arcuate chain of islands shared a common culture and language."

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About Arcuate

This word stems from the Latin “arcuatus,” meaning “bow-like, arched.” It is a past participle of “arcuare,” meaning “to bend like a bow,” from “arcus,” meaning “a bow.”

Did you Know?

“Arcuate” is an adjective that describes a curved shape, and it has been applied to anatomy. The arcuate nucleus is located within the hypothalamus in the human brain. It is a critical component of regulating feeding and metabolism and reflects energy levels and nutrient availability.

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