hamate

[ hey-meyt ]
/ ˈheɪ meɪt /
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adjective Anatomy.

hook-shaped.
having a hooklike process.

Nearby words

  1. hamartia,
  2. hamartiology,
  3. hamartoblastoma,
  4. hamartoma,
  5. hamas,
  6. hamath,
  7. hamba,
  8. hamba kahle,
  9. hambletonian,
  10. hambo

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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