hamate

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noun ha·mate \ˈhā-ˌmāt\

Definition of hamate

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

Origin and Etymology of hamate

Latin hamatus hooked, from hamus hook


First Known Use: 1924


Medical Dictionary

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hamate

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

Medical Definition of hamate

  1. :  shaped like a hook


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hamate

noun ha·mate

Medical Definition of hamate

  1. :  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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Variants of hamate

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hamate bone

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