uncinate

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

Definition of uncinate

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

Origin and Etymology of uncinate

Latin uncinatus, from uncinus hook, from uncus


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uncinate

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

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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