hamulus

[ ham-yuh-luh s ]
/ ˈhæm yə ləs /

noun, plural ham·u·li [ham-yuh-lahy] /ˈhæm yəˌlaɪ/.

a small hook or hooklike process, especially at the end of a bone.

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Origin of hamulus

1720–30; < Latin, equivalent to hām(us) hook + -ulus -ule

OTHER WORDS FROM hamulus

ham·u·lar, ham·u·late [ham-yuh-leyt] /ˈhæm yəˌleɪt/, ham·u·lose [ham-yuh-lohs] /ˈhæm yəˌloʊs/, ham·u·lous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hamulus

hamulus
/ (ˈhæmjʊləs) /

noun plural -li (-ˌlaɪ)

biology a hook or hooklike process at the end of some bones or between the fore and hind wings of a bee or similar insect

Derived forms of hamulus

hamular, hamulate, hamulose or hamulous, adjective

Word Origin for hamulus

C18: from Latin: a little hook, from hāmus hook
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Medical definitions for hamulus

hamulus
[ hămyə-ləs ]

n. pl. ham•u•li (-lī′)

A small hooklike projection or process, as at the end of a bone.
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