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uncinate

adjective un·ci·nate \ˈən(t)-sə-ˌnāt\

Definition of UNCINATE

:  bent at the tip like a hook :  hooked <an uncinate achene>

Origin of UNCINATE

Latin uncinatus, from uncinus hook, from uncus
First Known Use: circa 1760

Rhymes with UNCINATE

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uncinate

adjective un·ci·nate \ˈən(t)-sə-ˌnāt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of UNCINATE

1
:  bent at the tip like a hook
2
a :  of, relating to, affecting, or involving the uncus <the uncinate area of the parahippocampal gyrus> b :  relating to, characterized by, or being an uncinate fit <uncinate epilepsy> <an uncinate seizure>

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