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uncus

 [ung´kus]
the medially curved anterior part of the hippocampal gyrus. adj., adj un´cal.

un·cus

, pl.

un·ci

(ŭn'kŭs, ŭn'sī), [TA]
1. Any hook-shaped process or structure.
2. The anterior, hooked extremity of the parahippocampal gyrus on the basomedial surface of the temporal lobe; the anterior face of the uncus corresponds to the olfactory cortex, its ventral surface to the entorhinal area; deep to the uncus lies the amygdala (amygdaloid body). Synonym(s): uncinate gyrus, uncus gyri parahippocampalis
[L. a hook, fr. G. onkos]

uncus

/un·cus/ (ung´kus)
1. hook.
2. the medially curved anterior end of the parahippocampal gyrus.un´cal

uncus

(ŭng′kəs)
n. pl. unci (ŭn′sī) Biology
A hook-shaped part or process.

uncus

[ung′kəs]
Etymology: L, hook
1 the hooklike anterior end of the hippocampal gyrus on the temporal lobe of the brain.
2 a hook-shaped structure.

un·cus

, pl. unci (ŭng'kŭs, ŭn'sī) [TA]
1. Any hook-shaped process or structure.
2. The anterior hooked extremity of the parahippocampal gyrus on the basomedial surface of the temporal lobe; the anterior face of the uncus corresponds to the olfactory cortex, its ventral surface to the entorhinal area; deep to the uncus lies the amygdala (amygdaloid body).
Synonym(s): uncinate gyrus.
[L. a hook, fr. G. onkos]

uncus

A hook-shaped part near the front of the temporal lobe of the brain that is concerned with the senses of smell and taste. Disease in this area may produce hallucinations of foul smells.

uncus

the medially curved anterior part of the hippocampal gyrus.