Origin of unciform
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Historical Examples of unciform
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)
Word Origin for unciform
C18: from New Latin unciformis, from Latin uncus a hook
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Shaped like a hook.
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