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Related to uncinate: Uncinate process of pancreas
Bent at the end like a hook: uncinate process of the pancreas; uncinate trichomes.
[Latin uncīnātus, from uncīnus, barb, from uncus, hook.]
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1. (Biology) shaped like a hook: the uncinate process of the ribs of certain vertebrates.
2. (Zoology) of, relating to, or possessing uncini
[C18: from Latin uncīnātus, from uncīnus a hook, from uncus]
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un•ci•nate(ˈʌn sə nɪt, -ˌneɪt)
hooked; bent at the end like a hook.
[1750–60; < Latin uncīnātus furnished with hooks]
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