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hamate

[ hey-meyt ]
/ ˈheɪ meɪt /
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adjective Anatomy.
hook-shaped.
having a hooklike process.
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Origin of hamate

1735–45; <Latin hāmātus hooked, equivalent to hām(us) hook + -ātus-ate1
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British Dictionary definitions for hamate

hamate
/ (ˈheɪmeɪt) /

adjective
rare hook-shaped

Word Origin for hamate

C18: from Latin hāmātus, from hāmus hook
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Medical definitions for hamate

hamate
[ hāmāt′ ]

n.
A bone on the medial side of the carpus, articulating with the fourth and fifth metacarpal, triquetrum, lunate, and capitate bones.unciform bone
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