from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A sickle-shaped anatomical structure.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a short Roman sword that resembles a sickle
- n. A curved fold or process of the dura mater or the peritoneum, especially one of the partition-like folds of the dura mater which extend into the great fissures of the brain.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A curved fold or process of the dura mater or the peritoneum; esp., one of the partitionlike folds of the dura mater which extend into the great fissures of the brain.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A metal implement, of a form suitable for a pruning-hook, sometimes found among ancient remains.
- n. In anatomy, something which is falcate or falciform; specifically, a fold of the dura mater separating parts of the brain. See falx cerebri and falx cerebelli, below.
- n. In herpetology, one of the poison-fangs of a serpent: so called from its shape: generally used in the plural.
- n. In entomology, one of the jointed appendages under the front of a spider's cephalothorax, used to seize and kill its prey.
- n. In echinoderms, a rotula; one of the mouth-parts of a sea-urchin. See cut under Echinoidea.
- n. A certain grip or trick in wrestling.
Latin, sickle.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin (Wiktionary)