uncus

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n uncus (biology) any hook-shaped process or part
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Uncus (Zoöl) A hook or claw.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n uncus The hook-like anterior extremity of the uncinate convolution of the brain.
    • n uncus In entomology, the beak-like mesial prolongation of the eighth abdominal segment of lepidopteróus insects. It forms no proper part of the organs ancillary to generation.
    • n uncus The head, hook, or comb of the malleolus or lateral tooth of the mastax of a wheel-animalcule.
    • n uncus In botany, a hook.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Uncus ung′kus a hook or claw, or a hook-like process: the head of the malleolus or lateral tooth of the mastax of a wheel-animalcule
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. uncus, a hook.

Usage

In literature:

Scaphium: a ventral process of the 10th abdominal segment in male Lepidoptera below the uncus.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
St Uncus had vanished, and she saw Christopher Mark like a little fat ghost, with his soul shining inside him.
"Half-Past Bedtime" by H. H. Bashford
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