See h. (bone).

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ha·mate 'hā-.mātalso 'ham-ət adj shaped like a hook
hamate n 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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ham·ate (hamґāt) shaped like a hook (hamulus). Cf. uncinate.

Medical dictionary. 2011.


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  • Hamate — Ha mate (h[=a] m[asl]t), a. [L. hamatus, fr. hamus hook.] Hooked; bent at the end into a hook; hamous. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hamate — 1. adjective (anatomy) Hooked at the tip. 2. noun The hamate bone …   Wiktionary

  • hamate — noun the wrist bone in line with the 4th and 5th fingers • Syn: ↑hamate bone, ↑unciform bone, ↑os hamatum • Hypernyms: ↑carpal bone, ↑carpal, ↑wrist bone …   Useful english dictionary

  • hamate — noun Etymology: Latin hamatus hooked, from hamus hook Date: 1924 a bone on the inner side of the second row of the carpus in mammals …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hamate — См. hamiform …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • hamate — /hay mayt/, adj. Anat. 1. hook shaped. 2. having a hooklike process. [1735 45; < L hamatus hooked, equiv. to ham(us) hook + atus ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • hamate — adj. hooked, hook shaped …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hamate — a. (Bot.) Hooked …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • hamate — ha·mate …   English syllables

  • hamate — ha•mate [[t]ˈheɪ meɪt[/t]] n. anat. a bone of the carpus having a hooklike process projecting from the palmar surface Also called ham′ate bone . Etymology: 1735–45; < L hāmātus hooked =hām(us) hook + ātus ate I …   From formal English to slang

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