uncinate process


: a hooklike body part: as
: an irregular downwardly and backwardly directed process of each lateral mass of the ethmoid bone that articulates with the inferior nasal conchae
: 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 margin
: the portion of the pancreas that wraps behind the superior mesenteric artery and superior mesenteric vein

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“Uncinate process.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/uncinate%20process. Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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