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[fal-keyt] /ˈfæl keɪt/

curved like a scythe or sickle; hooked; falciform.
(biology) shaped like a sickle

1826, from Latin falcatus, from falcem (nominative falx) “sickle.”

falcate fal·cate (fāl’kāt’)


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