hamate

noun
ha·​mate | \ ˈhā-ˌmāt How to pronounce hamate (audio) \

Definition of hamate

: a bone on the inner side of the second row of the carpus in mammals

Examples of hamate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That led to a hairline fracture of his hamate bone in his left hand. Doug Ferguson, orlandosentinel.com, 5 Apr. 2022 That led to a hairline fracture of his hamate bone in his left hand. Doug Ferguson, orlandosentinel.com, 5 Apr. 2022 The Reds have Jose Barrero, who is recovering from hamate surgery, as a potential long-term solution at shortstop. Bobby Nightengale, The Enquirer, 3 May 2022 That led to a hairline fracture of his hamate bone in his left hand. Doug Ferguson, orlandosentinel.com, 5 Apr. 2022 Shortstop Jose Barrero had surgery on March 22 to remove the hook of the hamate in his right hand. Bobby Nightengale, The Enquirer, 21 Apr. 2022 That led to a hairline fracture of his hamate bone in his left hand. Doug Ferguson, orlandosentinel.com, 5 Apr. 2022 That led to a hairline fracture of his hamate bone in his left hand. Doug Ferguson, orlandosentinel.com, 5 Apr. 2022 That led to a hairline fracture of his hamate bone in his left hand. Doug Ferguson, orlandosentinel.com, 5 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of hamate

1924, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hamate

Latin hamatus hooked, from hamus hook

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“Hamate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hamate. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for hamate

hamate

adjective
ha·​mate | \ ˈhā-ˌmāt also ˈham-ət \

Medical Definition of hamate

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: shaped like a hook

hamate

noun
variants: or hamate bone

Medical Definition of hamate (Entry 2 of 2)

: 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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