1. Hooklike or hook-shaped. 2. Relating to an uncus or, specifically, to the u. gyrus (2) or a process of the pancreas or of a vertebra. SYN: unciform. [L. uncinatus]

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un·ci·nate 'ən(t)-sə-.nāt adj
1) bent at the tip like a hook
2 a) of, relating to, affecting, or involving the uncus <the \uncinate area of the parahippocampal gyrus>
b) relating to, characterized by, or being an uncinate fit <\uncinate epilepsy> <an \uncinate seizure>

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un·ci·nate (unґsĭ-nāt) 1. shaped like a hook (uncus). Cf. hamate. Called also unciform and uncinal. 2. pertaining to or affecting the uncinate gyrus.

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  • Uncinate — Un ci*nate, a. [L. uncinatus, from uncinus a hook, from uncus a hook.] Hooked; bent at the tip in the form of a hook; as, an uncinate process. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • uncinate — [un′si nit, un′sināt΄] adj. [L uncinatus < uncinus, a hook < uncus: see UNCIFORM] bent like a hook; hooked …   English World dictionary

  • uncinate — adjective Etymology: Latin uncinatus, from uncinus hook, from uncus Date: circa 1760 bent at the tip like a hook ; hooked < an uncinate achene > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • uncinate — hooked at the tip …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • uncinate — adj. [L. uncinus, hook] 1. Hooked or barbed at the end; unciniform. 2. (PORIFERA) Pertaining to megascleres, a fusiform oxea with thornlike spines …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • uncinate — /un seuh nit, nayt /, adj. Biol. hooked; bent at the end like a hook. [1750 60; < L uncinat(us) furnished with hooks, equiv. to uncinus hook (unc(us) hook + inus INE1) + atus ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • uncinate — adjective a) hooked at the end. b) hooked in appearance …   Wiktionary

  • uncinate — adj. hooked, hook shaped (Biology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • uncinate — [ ʌnsɪnət, eɪt] adjective chiefly Anatomy having a hooked shape. Origin C18: from L. uncinatus, from uncinus hook …   English new terms dictionary

  • uncinate —   Hooked at the apex, e.g. the microsporophylls of Encephalartos bubalinus …   Expanded glossary of Cycad terms

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