unciform

[ uhn-suh-fawrm ]
/ ˈʌn səˌfɔrm /

adjective

hook-shaped.

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Origin of unciform

1725–35; <New Latin unciformis, equivalent to Latin unc(us) a hook, barb (cognate with Greek ónkos) + -i--i- + -formis-form
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British Dictionary definitions for unciform

unciform
/ (ˈʌnsɪˌfɔːm) /

adjective

anatomy zoology having the shape of a hook

noun

Also called: hamate bone anatomy any hook-shaped structure or part, esp a small bone of the wrist (unciform bone)

Word Origin for unciform

C18: from New Latin unciformis, from Latin uncus a hook
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Medical definitions for unciform

unciform
[ ŭnsə-fôrm′ ]

adj.

Shaped like a hook.
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