Definitions for uncusˈʌŋ kəs; ˈʌn saɪ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. uncus(noun)

    (biology) any hook-shaped process or part


  1. uncus(Noun)

    A hook or claw.

  2. uncus(Noun)

    Hence, any body part which is long, thin, and curved.

  3. uncus(Noun)

    Specifically, the hooked end of the parahippocampal gyrus of the temporal lobe; also called the uncinate gyrus or uncus gyri parahippocampalis.

  4. Origin: From uncus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Uncus(noun)

    a hook or claw


  1. Uncus

    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.


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