Definition Of falcate


curved like a sickle; hooked.

the mandibles are falcate

Example Of falcate

  • Beaked whales have a small, falcate dorsal fin, which is set fairly far back on their bodies (well beyond the midpoint).

  • Macroconidia are falcate and have three or four septa.

  • Many of the specimens are strongly falcate and appear to be pinnules rather than leaves; they often have longitudinal wrinkles that appear to result from compression of a thick lamina.

  • The shape of the dorsal fin is variable ranging from low and stubby with a broad base to high and falcate (curved).

  • The shell is very long and narrow, falcate , fibrous, and distinctly exhibiting the small septa as they occur in the genus Caprina.

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