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un·ci·form

 (ŭn′sə-fôrm′)
adj.
Uncinate.
n.
See hamate.

[Latin uncus, hook + -form.]

unciform

(ˈʌnsɪˌfɔːm)
adj
1. (Anatomy) anatomy zoology having the shape of a hook
2. (Zoology) anatomy zoology having the shape of a hook
n
(Anatomy) anatomy Also called: hamate bone any hook-shaped structure or part, esp a small bone of the wrist (unciform bone)
[C18: from New Latin unciformis, from Latin uncus a hook]

un•ci•form

(ˈʌn səˌfɔrm)

adj.
hook-shaped.
[1725–35; < New Latin unciformis < Latin unc(us) a hook, barb]
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