Part of speech: adjective
Origin: Latin, 16th century
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."
Popularity Over Time
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.