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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Adjective- Bent at the tip like a hook.

Usage examples (18)
  • The angle of junction of the lower and left lateral borders forms a prolongation, termed the uncinate process.
  • Her study focused on a bundle of fibers known as the uncinate fasciculus, which connects an emotion-processing area known as the amygdala, at the bottom of the brain,...
  • They are serially homologous with, for example, the uncinate processes of the ribs in birds (see Figs. 5 and 6).
  • Microraptor/Cryptovolans has an uncinate process on its ribs which is present in all modern birds, but missing in Archaeopteryx as far as I know. for more
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  • This word was used in the 2006 Scripps National Spelling Bee finals.
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