(biology) any hook-shaped process or part
A hook or claw.
Hence, any body part which is long, thin, and curved.
Specifically, the hooked end of the parahippocampal gyrus of the temporal lobe; also called the uncinate gyrus or uncus gyri parahippocampalis.
Origin: From uncus.
a hook or claw
The uncus is an anterior extremity of the Parahippocampal gyrus. It is separated from the apex of the temporal lobe by a slight fissure called the incisura temporalis. Although superficially continuous with the hippocampal gyrus, the uncus forms morphologically a part of the rhinencephalon. The term uncus was coined by Felix Vicq d’Azyr.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ung′kus, n. a hook or claw, or a hook-like process: the head of the malleolus or lateral tooth of the mastax of a wheel-animalcule:—pl. Un′ci (sī). [L. uncus, a hook.]
The numerical value of uncus in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of uncus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
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