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unciform

[uhn-suh-fawrm] /ˈʌn səˌfɔrm/
adjective
1.
hook-shaped.
Origin
1725-1735
1725-35; < New Latin unciformis, equivalent to Latin unc(us) a hook, barb (cognate with Greek ónkos) + -i- -i- + -formis -form
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British Dictionary definitions for unciform

unciform

/ˈʌnsɪˌfɔːm/
adjective
1.
(anatomy, zoology) having the shape of a hook
noun
2.
(anatomy) Also called hamate bone. any hook-shaped structure or part, esp a small bone of the wrist (unciform bone)
Word Origin
C18: from New Latin unciformis, from Latin uncus a hook
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unciform in Medicine

unciform un·ci·form (ŭn'sə-fôrm')
adj.
Shaped like a hook.

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