hamulus

noun

ham·​u·​lus ˈham-yə-ləs How to pronounce hamulus (audio)
plural hamuli ˈham-yə-ˌlī How to pronounce hamulus (audio)
-ˌlē
: a hook or hooked process (as of a bone)

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Latin, diminutive of hamus hook

First Known Use

circa 1751, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hamulus was circa 1751

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Cite this Entry

“Hamulus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hamulus. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

hamulus

noun
ham·​u·​lus ˈham-yə-ləs How to pronounce hamulus (audio)
plural hamuli -ˌlī How to pronounce hamulus (audio) -ˌlē How to pronounce hamulus (audio)
: a hook or hooked process

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