SYN: uncinate. [L. uncus, hook, + forma, form]

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un·ci·form 'ən(t)-sə-.fȯrm adj hook-shaped: UNCINATE
unciform n HAMATE

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un·ci·form (unґsĭ-form) [uncus (def. 1) + form] uncinate.

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  • unciform — uncifórm adj. m., pl. uncifórmi; f. sg. uncifórmă, pl. uncifórme Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  UNCIFÓRM, Ă adj. În formă de cârlig, de gheară. [< fr. unciforme] …   Dicționar Român

  • unciform — [un′si fôrm΄] adj. [ModL unciformis < L uncus, a hook (see UNCUS) + formis, FORM] 1. hook shaped 2. Anat. a) designating or of a hook shaped bone in the distal row of the wrist, on the same side as the ulna b) designating a hooked process on… …   English World dictionary

  • Unciform — Un ci*form, a. [L. uncus a hook + form.] Having the shape of a hook; being of a curved or hooked from; hooklike. [1913 Webster] {Unciform bone} (Anat.), a bone of the carpus at the bases of the fourth and fifth metacarpals; the hamatum. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Unciform — Un ci*form, n. (Anat.) The unciform bone. See Illust. of {Perissodactyla}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • unciform — adjective Etymology: New Latin unciformis, from Latin uncus hook + formis form more at angle Date: circa 1734 hook shaped ; uncinate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • unciform — adj. [L. uncus, hook; forma, shape] Hook shaped …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • unciform — /un seuh fawrm /, adj. hook shaped. [1725 35; < NL unciformis, equiv. to L unc(us) a hook, barb (c. Gk ónkos) + i I + formis FORM] * * * …   Universalium

  • unciform — 1. adjective Of the shape of a hook. 2. noun The hamate bone …   Wiktionary

  • unciform — shaped like a hook Shapes and Resemblance …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • unciform — un·ci·form || ÊŒnsɪfÉ”rm / fɔːm adj. hooked, hook shaped …   English contemporary dictionary

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