uncus

noun
un·​cus | \ ˈəŋ-kəs How to pronounce uncus (audio) \
plural unci\ ˈəŋ-​ˌkī How to pronounce unci (audio) , -​ˌkē ; ˈən-​ˌsī How to pronounce unci (audio) \

Definition of uncus

: a hooked anatomical part or process

First Known Use of uncus

circa 1826, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for uncus

New Latin, from Latin, hook — more at angle

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The first known use of uncus was circa 1826

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“Uncus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncus. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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uncus

noun
un·​cus | \ ˈəŋ-kəs How to pronounce uncus (audio) \
plural unci\ ˈən-​ˌsī How to pronounce unci (audio) \

Medical Definition of uncus

: a hooked anatomical part or process specifically : the anterior curved end of the parahippocampal gyrus

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