unci-, unc-, uncin- +
(Greek > Latin: hook, hooked, bent, curved)
2. Etymology: from Latin aduncus; equivalent to ad-, "to" + >uncus, "hook, barb".
2. Unciform bone, a bone of the carpus (wrist) at the bases of the fourth and fifth metacarpals (five cylindrical bones extending from the wrist to the fingers); the hamatum (curved or hook-form).
2. The hamate bone or the medial carpal bone in the row of carpal bones occurring closer to the fingers and farther from the wrist.
Species include Uncinaria stenocephala, the European hookworm of dogs, cats, and various wild carnivores, also found in North America, where it is much less common than Ancylostoma caninum, though it has been implicated in human cutaneous larva migrans (infection of the human skin by the larvae of the dog and cat hookworms).
2. Ancylostomiasis or a hookworm disease caused by Ancylostoma duodenale and characterized by eosinophilia (an abnormally high number of eosinophils, or white blood cells, in the blood), anemia, emaciation, dyspepsia, and, in children with severe chronic infections, swelling of the abdomen with mental and physical maldevelopment.
2. Shaped, or bent, like a hook at the end.
They curve sharply as they pass over the lateral cerebral fissure.
2. Arrest of hemorrhage from a cut artery by pressure with a blunt hook.
2. A hook or claw.