- any hook-shaped or curved part of a body process, especially the hippocampal gyrus in the temporal lobe of the brain.
Origin of uncus
1820–30; < New Latin, Latin: literally, hook
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Scaphium: a ventral process of the 10th abdominal segment in male Lepidoptera below the uncus.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
The olfactory and gustatory centres are situated in the uncus close to the pituitary fossa.
Greek, ; Latin, uncus, ferramentum quo in sectione calculus protrahitur.Surgical Instruments in Greek and Roman Times
John Stewart Milne
Eventually it ends in the substance of the hippocampus and in the uncus of the temporal lobe.
The uncus, and subiculum cornu ammonis of the human brain, belong to it.
- zoology anatomy a hooked part or process, as in the human cerebrum
C19: from Latin: hook
- A hook-shaped part or process.
- The anterior hooked extremity of the parahippocampal gyrus on the basomedial surface of the temporal lobe.uncinate gyrus