- having a hooklike process.
Origin of hamate
1735–45; < Latin hāmātus hooked, equivalent to hām(us) hook + -ātus -ate1
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Examples from the Web for hamate
- rare hook-shaped
C18: from Latin hāmātus, from hāmus hook