Definitions for uncusˈʌŋ kəs; ˈʌn saɪ
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(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.
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