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/ ˈheɪ meɪt /
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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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/ (ˈheɪmeɪt) /
Word Origin for hamate
C18: from Latin hāmātus, from hāmus hook
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Medical definitions for hamate
[ hā′māt′ ]
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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