arcuately, adv.
/ahr"kyooh it, -ayt'/, adj.
bent or curved like a bow.
Also, arcuated.
[1620-30; < L arcuatus bent like a bow, curved (ptp. of arcuare), equiv. to arcu-, s. of arcus bow + -atus -ATE1]

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