Unciform bone
Unciform Un"ci*form, a. [L. uncus a hook + -form.] Having the shape of a hook; being of a curved or hooked from; hooklike. [1913 Webster]

{Unciform bone} (Anat.), a bone of the carpus at the bases of the fourth and fifth metacarpals; the hamatum. [1913 Webster]


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  • unciform bone — n HAMATE * * * see hamate bone * * * uncinate bone os hamatum …   Medical dictionary

  • unciform bone — noun the wrist bone in line with the 4th and 5th fingers • Syn: ↑hamate, ↑hamate bone, ↑os hamatum • Hypernyms: ↑carpal bone, ↑carpal, ↑wrist bone …   Useful english dictionary

  • unciform bone — see hamate bone …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Кость Крючковидная (Hamate Bone, Unciform Bone) — крючковидная кость запястья (см. Запястье). По бокам она соединяется с головчатой и трехгранной костями, сзади с полулунной костью, а спереди с четвертой и пятой пястными костями. Источник: Медицинский словарь …   Медицинские термины

  • unciform — [un′si fôrm΄] adj. [ModL unciformis < L uncus, a hook (see UNCUS) + formis, FORM] 1. hook shaped 2. Anat. a) designating or of a hook shaped bone in the distal row of the wrist, on the same side as the ulna b) designating a hooked process on… …   English World dictionary

  • Unciform — Un ci*form, a. [L. uncus a hook + form.] Having the shape of a hook; being of a curved or hooked from; hooklike. [1913 Webster] {Unciform bone} (Anat.), a bone of the carpus at the bases of the fourth and fifth metacarpals; the hamatum. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Unciform — Un ci*form, n. (Anat.) The unciform bone. See Illust. of {Perissodactyla}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bone — is the substance that forms the skeleton of the body. It is composed chiefly of calcium phosphate and calcium carbonate. It also serves as a storage area for calcium, playing a large role in calcium balance in the blood. The 206 bones in the body …   Medical dictionary

  • unciform process — noun 1. : the hamulus of the hamatum 2. : the uncinate process of the ethmoid bone * * * unciform process, Anatomy. 1. the process projecting from the palmar surface of the hamate bone. 2. a hook shaped process of the ethmoid bone …   Useful english dictionary

  • unciform — 1. adjective Of the shape of a hook. 2. noun The hamate bone …   Wiktionary

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