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uncinate

[uhn-suh-nit, -neyt] /ˈʌn sə nɪt, -ˌneɪt/
adjective, Biology
1.
hooked; bent at the end like a hook.
Origin
1750-1760
1750-60; < Latin uncīnāt(us) furnished with hooks, equivalent to uncīnus hook (unc(us) hook + -īnus -ine1) + -ātus -ate1
Related forms
subuncinate, adjective
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Examples for uncinate
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for uncinate

uncinate

/ˈʌnsɪnɪt; -ˌneɪt/
adjective (biology)
1.
shaped like a hook the uncinate process of the ribs of certain vertebrates
2.
of, relating to, or possessing uncini
Word Origin
C18: from Latin uncīnātus, from uncīnus a hook, from uncus
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uncinate in Medicine

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

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