bent like a hook; hooked
Origin of uncinateClassical Latin uncinatus ; from uncinus, a hook ; from uncus: see unciform
Bent at the end like a hook: uncinate process of the pancreas; uncinate trichomes.
Origin of uncinateLatin unc&imacron;natus, from unc&imacron;nus, barb, from uncus, hook.
- (botany) Hooked at the end.
- (anatomy) hooked in appearance.
From Latin uncÄ«nÄtus, from uncÄ«nus (“hook, barb").