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uncinate process


Medical Definition of uncinate process

  1. :  a hooklike body part: asa:  an irregular downwardly and backwardly directed process of each lateral mass of the ethmoid bone that articulates with the inferior nasal conchaeb:  a bony upward projection arising from each side of the upper surface of any of the cervical vertebrae numbered three to seven and forming a raised lateral marginc:  the portion of the pancreas that wraps behind the superior mesenteric artery and superior mesenteric vein

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