hamate

hamate

[hey-meyt]
adjective Anatomy.
1.
hook-shaped.
2.
having a hooklike process.

Origin:
1735–45; < Latin hāmātus hooked, equivalent to hām(us) hook + -ātus -ate1

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hamate (ˈheɪmeɪt)
 
adj
rare hook-shaped
 
[C18: from Latin hāmātus, from hāmus hook]

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