Definitions for uncusˈʌŋ kəs; ˈʌn saɪ

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word uncus

Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. uncus(noun)

    (biology) any hook-shaped process or part

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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 DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Uncus(noun)

    a hook or claw

FreebaseRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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.


Find a translation for the uncus definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these uncus definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"uncus." STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 28 Mar. 2015. <>.

Are we missing a good definition for uncus? Don't keep it to yourself...

The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations

A Member Of The STANDS4 Network

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for uncus:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.