/ (ʌnˈsaɪnəs) /
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noun plural -cini (-ˈsaɪnaɪ)
zoology a small hooked structure, such as any of the hooked chaetae of certain polychaete worms
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In the UK, COTTON CANDY is more commonly known as…
Word Origin for uncinus
C19: from Late Latin: hook, from Latin uncus
Words nearby uncinus
uncial, unciform, uncinariasis, uncinate, uncinate process, uncinus, UNCIO, uncircumcised, uncircumcision, uncivil, uncivilized
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