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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)
(biology) any hook-shaped process or part
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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.
Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)
a hook or claw
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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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