Definition of hamate
: a bone on the inner side of the second row of the carpus in mammals
Recent Examples of hamate from the Web
Dozier, 25, sustained a broken wrist while playing at Class AAA Omaha last week, fracturing the hamate bone at the base of the hand.
He was hit in the face with a pitch in 2014 and broke the hamate bone in his left hand the following year.
Rivera, who was sidelined for 22 games after breaking the hamate bone in his right hand in a game against Florida State on April 11, was met by trainers on the field as teammates held their breath.
Allen is on the disabled list with a right hamate (wrist) fracture, which required surgery.
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Origin and Etymology of hamate
Latin hamatus hooked, from hamus hook
First Known Use: 1924See Words from the same year
Medical Definition of hamate
: a bone on the little-finger side of the second row of the carpus in mammals—called also unciform, unciform bone
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