uncus

[uhng-kuhs]
noun, plural unci [uhn-sahy] . Anatomy.
any hook-shaped or curved part of a body process, especially the hippocampal gyrus in the temporal lobe of the brain.

Origin:
1820–30; < Neo-Latin, Latin: literally, hook

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uncus (ˈʌŋkəs)
 
n , pl unci
zoology, anatomy a hooked part or process, as in the human cerebrum
 
[C19: from Latin: hook]

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uncus un·cus (ŭng'kəs)
n. pl. un·ci (ŭn'sī)

  1. A hook-shaped part or process.

  2. The anterior hooked extremity of the parahippocampal gyrus on the basomedial surface of the temporal lobe. Also called uncinate gyrus.

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With regard to the special senses, the area for the sense of taste is probably related to the uncus and hippocampal gyrus.
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