falcate vs falciform what difference

what is difference between falcate and falciform

English

Etymology

Latin falx (sickle) +‎ -ate (resembling).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈfælkeɪt/

Adjective

falcate (comparative more falcate, superlative most falcate)

  1. (zoology and botany) Shaped like a sickle.

Synonyms

  • falciform
  • falcular
  • drepaniform

Related terms

  • defalcate

Translations

Anagrams

  • facetal

Italian

Noun

falcate f

  1. plural of falcata

Adjective

falcate f

  1. feminine plural of falcato

Latin

Adjective

falcāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of falcātus


English

Etymology

From Latin falx (sickle) +‎ -i- +‎ -form (-shaped).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) enPR: fălʹsĭfôrm, IPA(key): /ˈfæl.sɪ.fɔːm/, /ˈfɒl.sɪ.fɔːm/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈfæl.sɪ.fɔɹm/

Adjective

falciform (comparative more falciform, superlative most falciform)

  1. Sickle-shaped.
    • 1922: James Joyce, Ulysses, page 627
      What announced the accomplishment of this rise in temperature?
      A double falciform ejection of water vapour from under the kettlelid at both sides simultaneously.

Derived terms

  • falciform cartilage (anatomy)
  • falciformity (rare)
  • falciform ligament (anatomy)
  • falciform process (anatomy)

Related terms

Translations

References

  • falciform, a.” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary [2nd Ed.; 1989]

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