uncinus


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uncinus

(ʌnˈsaɪnəs)
n, pl -cini (-ˈsaɪnaɪ)
(Zoology) zoology a small hooked structure, such as any of the hooked chaetae of certain polychaete worms
[C19: from Late Latin: hook, from Latin uncus]
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5C) are subquadrangular uncinus with a short base containing approximately 8 lines of teeth with approximately 8 teeth on each (See Table 1).
Acanthohaustorius uncinus, a new species of sand-burrowing amphipod from the northern Gulf of Mexico, with notes on its ecology (Haustoriidae: Haustoriinae).
It is not clear what he means by "traditional," since there were many geographical styles of neumes across Europe; and the most distinctive shape of the Messine neumes (ubiquitous in this manuscript), the hooked-shaped single note (uncinus), is unique to this particular notation.