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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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UNCIFORM A Even, smooth B Hook-shaped C Medieval writing who am I?
Measurements are 1, greatest length [1, 1]; 2, lateral length [2,-]; 3, mid-shaft width [3, 6]; 4, mid-shaft anteroposterior breadth [4, 7]; 5, proximal articular width [5, 2]; 6, proximal articular breadth [6, 3]; 7, width of magnum facet [7, 5]; 8, width of anterior unciform facet [8, -]; 8', width of posterior unciform facet [8', -]; 9, width of trapezoid facet [9, -]; 10, distal supra-articular width [10, 8]; 11, distal articular width [11, 9]; 12, anteroposterior breath of median ridge of trochlea [12, 11]; 13, least breadth of medical distal condyle [13, -]; 14, greatest breadth of medial distal condyle [14, 10]; 15, width plantar process [-, 4].