AskDefine | Define arcus

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arcus n : an arc-shaped whitish deposit sometimes seen in the cornea [syn: arcus senilis]

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<PIE *arkw-, "bow, arrow". The English word arrow is a cognate.


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arcus (arcus)
  1. arc
  2. bow (arc-shaped weapon used for archery)
  3. rainbow


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Arcus may mean:
arcus in German: Arcus
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