[ham-yuh-luh s]

Origin of hamulus

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


noun plural -li (-ˌlaɪ)
  1. 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 Formshamular, hamulate, hamulose or hamulous, adjective

Word Origin for hamulus

C18: from Latin: a little hook, from hāmus hook
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hamulus in Medicine


n. pl. ham•u•li (-lī′)
  1. A small hooklike projection or process, as at the end of a bone.
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