uncinate process

uncinate process
uncinate process n a hooklike body part: as
a) an irregular downwardly and backwardly directed process of each lateral mass of the ethmoid bone that articulates with the inferior nasal conchae
b) a bony upward projection arising from each side of the upper surface of any of the cervical vertebrae numbered three to seven and forming a raised lateral margin
c) the portion of the pancreas that wraps behind the superior mesenteric artery and superior mesenteric vein

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  • Uncinate process — can refer to: * Uncinate process of ethmoid bone * Uncinate process of cervical vertebra or uncinate process of first thoracic vertebra: An Uncinate process is a part of a spinal vertebra. It is a hook shaped process on the lateral borders (side… …   Wikipedia

  • Uncinate process of pancreas — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = processus uncinatus pancreatis GraySubject = 251 GrayPage = 1200 Caption = 1: Head of pancreas 2: Uncinate process of pancreas 3: Pancreatic notch 4: Body of pancreas 5: Anterior surface of pancreas 6:… …   Wikipedia

  • Uncinate process of ethmoid bone — Infobox Bone Name = Uncinate process of ethmoid bone Latin = processus uncinatus ossis ethmoidalis GraySubject = 36 GrayPage = 155 Caption = Lateral wall of nasal cavity, showing ethmoid bone in position.(Unciate process of ethmoid labeled at… …   Wikipedia

  • uncinate process — noun 1. : a backwardly directed and often somewhat curved process on many ribs of birds that is in such a position that it crosses or overlaps one or more other ribs and serves to stiffen the walls of the thorax 2. : an irregular downwardly and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • uncinate process — Ornith. a curved, bony process on certain ribs of birds that projects backward and overlaps the succeeding rib, serving to strengthen the thorax. [1880 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • uncinate process of cervical vertebra — uncus corporis vertebrae cervicalis …   Medical dictionary

  • uncinate process of ethmoid bone — processus uncinatus ossis ethmoidalis …   Medical dictionary

  • uncinate process of first thoracic vertebra — uncus corporis vertebrae thoracicae primae …   Medical dictionary

  • uncinate process of pancreas — processus uncinatus pancreatis …   Medical dictionary

  • Uncinate — Un ci*nate, a. [L. uncinatus, from uncinus a hook, from uncus a hook.] Hooked; bent at the tip in the form of a hook; as, an uncinate process. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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