uncinate

adjective
un·​ci·​nate | \ ˈən(t)-sə-ˌnāt How to pronounce uncinate (audio) \

Definition of uncinate

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

First Known Use of uncinate

circa 1760, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for uncinate

Latin uncinatus, from uncinus hook, from uncus

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The first known use of uncinate was circa 1760

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“Uncinate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncinate. Accessed 24 Feb. 2021.

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uncinate

adjective
un·​ci·​nate | \ ˈən(t)-sə-ˌnāt How to pronounce uncinate (audio) \

Medical Definition of uncinate

1 : bent at the tip like a hook
2a : 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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