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uncinate

[ uhn-suh-nit, -neyt ]
/ ˈʌn sə nɪt, -ˌneɪt /
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adjective Biology.
hooked; bent at the end like a hook.
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Origin of uncinate

1750–60; <Latin uncīnāt(us) furnished with hooks, equivalent to uncīnus hook (unc(us) hook + -īnus-ine1) + -ātus-ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM uncinate

sub·un·ci·nate, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for uncinate

uncinate
/ (ˈʌnsɪnɪt, -ˌneɪt) /

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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