unciform(redirected from unciforme)
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[Latin uncus, hook + -form.]
1. (Anatomy) anatomy zoology having the shape of a hook
2. (Zoology) anatomy zoology having the shape of a hook
(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]
[1725–35; < New Latin unciformis < Latin unc(us) a hook, barb]