from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Shaped like a sickle; falcate in form; falciform; drepaniform.

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  • adj. curved like a sickle


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  • The November 1910 issue of the medical journal Archives of International Medicine (Arch Intern Med 1910: VI (5): 517-521) published a report by Dr. James B. Herrick titled, "Peculiar elongated and sickle-shaped red blood corpuscles in a case of severe anemia."

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  • A large brown bird alighted at the end of the pier and wobbled over on spindly legs to check out the body bag, jabbing at the plastic with a sickle-shaped beak.


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