hamate

[ hey-meyt ]
/ ˈheɪ meɪt /

adjective Anatomy.

hook-shaped.
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

hamate
/ (ˈheɪmeɪt) /

adjective

rare hook-shaped

Word Origin for hamate

C18: from Latin hāmātus, from hāmus hook
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