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uncinate process

noun, Ornithology
a curved, bony process on certain ribs of birds that projects backward and overlaps the succeeding rib, serving to strengthen the thorax.
Origin of uncinate process
1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The angle of junction of the lower and left lateral borders forms a prolongation, termed the uncinate process.
  • Histologically or cytologically confirmed adenocarcinoma of the pancreatic head or uncinate process.
  • Histologically confirmed primary adenocarcinoma of the pancreatic head, neck, or uncinate process.

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