[ uhn-suh-fawrm ]
/ ˈʌn səˌfɔrm /
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Example sentences from the Web for unciform
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
The final bone of that series, the unciform, seems to represent two bones fused.The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia|Frank Evers Beddard
British Dictionary definitions for unciform
/ (ˈʌnsɪˌfɔːm) /
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)
Word Origin for unciform
C18: from New Latin unciformis, from Latin uncus a hook
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Medical definitions for unciform
[ ŭn′sə-fôrm′ ]
Shaped like a hook.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.