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 uncīnātus from uncīnus barb from uncus hook
- (botany) Hooked at the end.
- (anatomy) hooked in appearance.
From Latin uncÄ«nÄtus, from uncÄ«nus (“hook, barb").