from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A cloud species which consists of fine hair-like strands, with hooked terminations. Associated only with cirrus formations.
  • n. The curved tip of the hooks associated with belemnite tentacles.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of the peculiar minute chitinous hooks found in large numbers in the tori of tubicolous annelids belonging to the Uncinata.

from The 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.


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From Latin uncīnus ("hook").



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