- hooked; bent at the end like a hook.
Origin of uncinate
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The pouch here is large, sacculated, uncinate, without reduction of the terminal portion.The Anatomy of the Human Peritoneum and Abdominal Cavity
George. S. Huntington
There are generally thirteen pairs of ribs, and in no case do they have uncinate processes.
The ribs have capitula and tubercula, and often uncinate processes (see p. 190) as in birds.
The peristomium has no setae, and the setae generally are hair-like or uncinate, often forming almost complete rings.
- shaped like a hookthe uncinate process of the ribs of certain vertebrates
- of, relating to, or possessing uncini
C18: from Latin uncīnātus, from uncīnus a hook, from uncus
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