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incurvate

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Definition of incurvate in English:

verb

Pronunciation: /ˈɪnkəːveɪt
 
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[no object]
Curve inwards: (as adjective incurvated) faintly incurvated and tapered like a preposterous nose
More example sentences
  • As for the intracellular end, interestingly, the horn-shaped pathway incurvates so that its exit is located almost to the side of the protein.
  • A short stature, ill composed, not very decent, a good large Face, palish Complexion, the Body fleshy or swelling, not very straight, but incurvating somewhat with the Head.
  • The leaf petiole incurvates, the lamina swells, the central bud loses its structure and the central inflorescence does not form.

adjective

Pronunciation: /ɪnˈkəːvət
 
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Curved inwards.
Example sentences
  • The results are in general agreement with the previous typological categories defined by Railey in showing a general progression from incurvate, thin specimens to excurvate, thicker forms through time.
  • These measurements were recorded because they allowed us to define such attributes as incurvate base, excurvate blade, etc. in a non-subjective manner.
  • A rather poorly known species, the incurvate emerald occupies a narrow range from Nova Scotia and New Brunswick west to Wisconsin.

Origin

late Middle English (as an adjective): from Latin incurvat- 'bent into a curve', from the verb incurvare.

Derivatives

incurvation

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noun
Example sentences
  • And so the two problems relating to a good type of incurvation of a wire element have been solved.
  • Penile deformity or incurvation was not seen, and no continuity defects were palpated.
  • By gently pressing the string towards the bottom of the fret, it emits sensual variations of tones, as if these incurvations were all centres of pleasure.

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