Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A hook or hooklet; a hamulus; something small, hard, and crooked; specifically, in conchology, one of the uncinal teeth of the radula.
- n. One of the hooked cilia of infusorians.
- n. One of the numerous minute chitinous hooks of the tori of some annelids. See Uncinata.
- n. A weapon used in the eleventh century, resembling a martel-de-fer, but thought to have only one point or edge.
- n. meteorology A cloud species which consists of fine hair-like strands, with hooked terminations. Associated only with cirrus formations.
- n. paleontology The curved tip of the hooks associated with belemnite tentacles.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) One of the peculiar minute chitinous hooks found in large numbers in the tori of tubicolous annelids belonging to the Uncinata.
- From Latin uncīnus ("hook"). (Wiktionary)
“Cirrus fibratus (center) and Cirrus uncinus (bottom).”
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