- designating or of a hook-shaped bone in the distal row of the wrist, on the same side as the ulna
- designating a hooked process on the unciform bone, or a similar process on the ethmoid bone
Origin of unciformModern Latin unciformis ; from Classical Latin uncus, a hook (see uncus) + -formis, -form
an unciform bone
Origin of unciformLatin uncus, hook + –form.
(comparative more unciform, superlative most unciform)
- Of the shape of a hook; hook-shaped.
- The hamate bone.