unciform

unciform

[uhn-suh-fawrm]
adjective
hook-shaped.

Origin:
1725–35; < Neo-Latin unciformis, equivalent to Latin unc(us) a hook, barb (cognate with Greek ónkos) + -i- -i- + -formis -form

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unciform (ˈʌnsɪˌfɔːm)
 
adj
1.  anatomy, zoology having the shape of a hook
 
n
2.  anatomy Also called: hamate bone any hook-shaped structure or part, esp a small bone of the wrist (unciform bone)
 
[C18: from New Latin unciformis, from Latin uncus a hook]

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

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