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uncus

[ uhng-kuhs ]
/ ˈʌŋ kəs /
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noun, plural un·ci [uhn-sahy]. /ˈʌn saɪ/. Anatomy.
any hook-shaped or curved part of a body process, especially the hippocampal gyrus in the temporal lobe of the brain.
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Origin of uncus

1820–30; <New Latin, Latin: literally, hook
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British Dictionary definitions for uncus

uncus
/ (ˈʌŋkəs) /

noun plural unci (ˈʌnsaɪ)
zoology anatomy a hooked part or process, as in the human cerebrum

Word Origin for uncus

C19: from Latin: hook
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Medical definitions for uncus

uncus
[ ŭngkəs ]

n. pl. un•ci (ŭn)
A hook-shaped part or process.
The anterior hooked extremity of the parahippocampal gyrus on the basomedial surface of the temporal lobe.uncinate gyrus
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