uncinus

noun

un·​ci·​nus
ˌənˈsīnəs
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

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Latin, hook

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“Uncinus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncinus. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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