[uhn-suh-nit, -neyt]

adjective Biology.

hooked; bent at the end like a hook.

Origin of uncinate

1750–60; < Latin uncīnāt(us) furnished with hooks, equivalent to uncīnus hook (unc(us) hook + -īnus -ine1) + -ātus -ate1
Related formssub·un·ci·nate, adjective
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adjective biology

shaped like a hookthe uncinate process of the ribs of certain vertebrates
of, relating to, or possessing uncini

Word Origin for uncinate

C18: from Latin uncīnātus, from uncīnus a hook, from uncus
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uncinate in Medicine


[ŭnsə-nāt′, -nĭt]


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