Uncus of body; Uncinate process - Uncus corporis; Processus uncinatus
The uncus of body are situated on either side of the superior face of cervical vertebral body. They are hook-like process upwardly projecting, received by shallow cavities on the lower surface of the adjacent vertebra.
This definition incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy (20th U.S. edition of Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body, published in 1918 – from http://www.bartleby.com/107/).
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