hamate

[hey-meyt]

Origin of hamate

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

adjective
  1. rare hook-shaped

Word Origin for hamate

C18: from Latin hāmātus, from hāmus hook
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