Uncinus definition

(meteorology) A cloud species which consists of fine hair-like strands, with hooked terminations. Associated only with cirrus formations.
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(paleontology) The curved tip of the hooks associated with belemnite tentacles.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
uncinus
Plural:
uncini

Origin of uncinus

  • From Latin uncīnus (“hook”).

    From Wiktionary