uncinate

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adjective un·ci·nate \ˈən(t)-sə-ˌnāt\

Definition of uncinate

  1. :  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

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adjective un·ci·nate \ˈən(t)-sə-ˌnāt\

Medical Definition of uncinate

  1. 1:  bent at the tip like a hook

  2. 2a:  of, relating to, affecting, or involving the uncus the uncinate area of the parahippocampal gyrusb:  relating to, characterized by, or being an uncinate fit uncinate epilepsy an uncinate seizure

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