uncinus

noun un·ci·nus \ ˌənˈsīnəs \

Definition of uncinus

plural uncini \-īˌnī\
: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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