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1. A structure, especially one of masonry, for the curved, pointed, or flat upper edge of an open space and supporting the weight above it, as in a bridge or doorway.
2. A structure; such as, a freestanding monument, shaped like an inverted U.
3. A curve with the ends down and the middle up; "She moved her eyebrows in a raised arch."
4. A body organ or structure having a curved or bowlike appearance, especially either of two arched sections of the physical structure of the foot.
5. To form an arch or arch-like curve.
This entry is located in the following unit: arc, arc-, arci-, arch, arch- (page 1)
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(Latin: arcus, bow, a curved structure)
(Greek: govern, rule; ruler, chief [first in position])
(Latin: arch; vault)
(Greek > Latin: chief, principal leader, first [in position or rank])
(Greek: original [first in time], beginning, first cause, origin, ancient, primitive, from the beginning; most basic)
(Greek: crowlike; used in the specialized sense of "pertaining to, or connected to the coracoid, the bony process that forms part of the scapular arch [and is so named because its shape resembles that of a crow's beak"])
(Greek: the malar bone or the arch that the malar bone forms with the other bones to which it is connected)
Word Entries containing the term: “arch
abdominothoracic arch
1. The lower boundary of the front of the thorax (part of the human body between the neck and abdomen, enclosed by the ribs and containing the heart and lungs).
2. A bell-shaped line along the lowest of the false ribs and the lower end of the sternum, making a rough boundary line between the abdomen and thorax.
This entry is located in the following unit: abdomin-, abdomino-, abdomen- (page 4)
anticrepuscular arch, antitwilight arch
A narrow band, pink or with a purple cast, that sometimes appears at twilight just above the horizon opposite the sun.
This entry is located in the following unit: crepuscu-, crepusc- (page 1)
carotid arch
The third arch of the aorta which is the source of the common carotid arteries.
This entry is located in the following unit: carotid-, caroti-, carotio- (page 1)
rigid arch
A continuous arch in a building which fabricated without hinges or joints and is attached to the abutments or the parts or junctures of a structure that bear the weight or pressure of an arch.
This entry is located in the following unit: rigi-, rig- (page 2)
zygoma, zygomatic bone, zygomatic arch, malar bone, cheek bone, yoke bone
1. The part of the temporal bone of the skull that forms the prominence of the cheek.
2. The slender arch formed by the temporal process of the cheekbone that bridges to the zygomatic process of the temporal bone.
This entry is located in the following units: junct-, jug-, join- (page 7) zygo-, zyg-, -zygous; zygomatico- + (page 4) zygoma- (page 1)