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un·cus

 (ŭng′kəs)
n. pl. un·ci (ŭn′sī) Biology
A hook-shaped part or process.

[Latin, hook.]

uncus

(ˈʌŋkəs)
n, pl unci (ˈʌnsaɪ)
1. (Zoology) zoology anatomy a hooked part or process, as in the human cerebrum
2. (Anatomy) zoology anatomy a hooked part or process, as in the human cerebrum
[C19: from Latin: hook]

un•cus

(ˈʌŋ kəs)

n., pl. un•ci (ˈʌn saɪ)
any hook-shaped body part or process.
[1820–30; < New Latin, Latin: literally, hook]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.uncus - (biology) any hook-shaped process or partuncus - (biology) any hook-shaped process or part
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
crotchet, hook - a sharp curve or crook; a shape resembling a hook
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13, 14): valva furcate with digitiform and apical part of ampulla right-angled; uncus partly elongated and hooked; saccus blunt shaped; ductus bursae longer than corpus bursae in the female genitalia (Fig.
The RC was divided into four segments as follows: (a) segment I, from uncus to the half of cochlea basal turn; (b) segment II, from the end of segment I until the beginning of cochlear middle turn; (c) segment III, corresponding to the middle turn of the cochlea; and (d) segment IV, corresponding to the cochlear apex (Figure 1).
A nivel de genitalia masculina se diferencia porque en occultus el uncus es ancho en la base, haciendose angosto hacia la parte distal, tomando esta primera parte una forma triangular; en flavicaput la base es ancha hasta casi la mitad del uncus con lados paralelos.
In immunocompetent hosts, HSVE affects brain regions such as the limbic system, mesial temporal and frontal regions (amygdala, hippocampus, parahippocampal gyrus, temporal uncus, insula, and cingulate gyrus) earlier and most severely.
Multislice computed tomography of the brain did not show any acute focal lesions, while magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain revealed a pronounced tangle of punctiform tubular lesions of the flow void type, in the sense of tangle of small blood vessels, in the medial temporal lobe, the amygdala, and the right uncus. For objective evaluation of the described lesion, we performed digital subtraction angiography (DSA), which showed a plexiform arteriovenous malformation (AVM) in the right temporal lobe with numerous feeding arteries running from the lateral thalamostriatal perforators, as well as from both trunks of the insular segment of the right middle cerebral artery (M2) (Fig.
Six neuroanatomical loci were selected as points of measurement wherein the needle electrode was inserted directly: the amygdala (by way of the uncus), middle frontal gyrus, orbital frontal gyrus, occipital pole, superior parietal lobule, and the parahippocampal gyrus.
was a man that underwent bilateral resection of the temporal lobe including the uncus, amygdala, anterior hippocampus, and parahippocampal gyrus to correct severe and intractable epilepsy [15-17].