adunc

[ uh-duhngk ]
/ əˈdʌŋk /

adjective

curved inward; hooked.

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Origin of adunc

1620–30; <Latin aduncus, equivalent to ad-ad- + uncus hook, barb

OTHER WORDS FROM adunc

a·dun·ci·ty [uh-duhn-si-tee], /əˈdʌn sɪ ti/, noun
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