uncinate

[uhn-suh-nit, -neyt]
adjective Biology.
hooked; bent at the end like a hook.

Origin:
1750–60; < Latin uncīnāt(us) furnished with hooks, equivalent to uncīnus hook (unc(us) hook + -īnus -ine1) + -ātus -ate1

subuncinate, adjective
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uncinate (ˈʌnsɪnɪt, -ˌneɪt)
 
adj
1.  shaped like a hook: the uncinate process of the ribs of certain vertebrates
2.  of, relating to, or possessing uncini
 
[C18: from Latin uncīnātus, from uncīnus a hook, from uncus]

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uncinate un·ci·nate (ŭn'sə-nāt', -nĭt)
adj.
Unciform.

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The angle of junction of the lower and left lateral borders forms a prolongation, termed the uncinate process.
There was mild to moderate unilateral right-sided uncinate arthrosis caused unilateral ventral foraminal encroachment.
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