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uncinate process of ethmoid bone

 

Definition: a sickle-shaped process of bone on the medial wall of the ethmoidal labyrinth below the middle concha; it articulates with the ethmoidal process of the inferior concha and partly closes the orifice of the maxillary sinus.

Synonym(s): processus uncinatus ossis ethmoidalisTA

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