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/ ˈheɪ meɪt /
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
/ (ˈheɪmeɪt) /
Word Origin for hamate
C18: from Latin hāmātus, from hāmus hook
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