Origin of unciform
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The final bone of that series, the unciform, seems to represent two bones fused.The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia
Frank Evers Beddard
In the carpus the os magnum articulates freely with the scaphoid, and is separated from the cuneiform by the lunar and unciform.The Vertebrate Skeleton
Sidney H. Reynolds
- anatomy zoology having the shape of a hook
- Also called: hamate bone anatomy any hook-shaped structure or part, esp a small bone of the wrist (unciform bone)
C18: from New Latin unciformis, from Latin uncus a hook
- Shaped like a hook.
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