noun un·ci·nus \ˌənˈsīnəs\

Definition of uncinus



  1. :  a small hooklike structure or process: such as a :  one of the minute chitinous hooks found in large numbers in the tori of some tubicolous annelids b :  one of the hooklike lateral teeth of the radula of a gastropod c :  a hooked cilium of various infusorians

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Origin and Etymology of uncinus

New Latin, from Latin, hook

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a brief usually trivial fact

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