uncinus

/ (ʌnˈsaɪnəs) /

noun plural -cini (-ˈsaɪnaɪ)

zoology a small hooked structure, such as any of the hooked chaetae of certain polychaete worms

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Word Origin for uncinus

C19: from Late Latin: hook, from Latin uncus
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