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hamate

[hey-meyt] /ˈheɪ meɪt/
adjective, Anatomy
1.
hook-shaped.
2.
having a hooklike process.
Origin
1735-1745
1735-45; < Latin hāmātus hooked, equivalent to hām(us) hook + -ātus -ate1
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British Dictionary definitions for hamate

hamate

/ˈheɪmeɪt/
adjective
1.
(rare) hook-shaped
Word Origin
C18: from Latin hāmātus, from hāmus hook
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