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hamulus

[ham-yuh-luh s] /ˈhæm yə ləs/
noun, plural hamuli
[ham-yuh-lahy] /ˈhæm yəˌlaɪ/ (Show IPA)
1.
a small hook or hooklike process, especially at the end of a bone.
Origin
1720-1730
1720-30; < Latin, equivalent to hām(us) hook + -ulus -ule
Related forms
hamular, hamulate
[ham-yuh-leyt] /ˈhæm yəˌleɪt/ (Show IPA),
hamulose
[ham-yuh-lohs] /ˈhæm yəˌloʊs/ (Show IPA),
hamulous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hamulate

hamulus

/ˈhæmjʊləs/
noun (pl) -li (-ˌlaɪ)
1.
(biology) a hook or hooklike process at the end of some bones or between the fore and hind wings of a bee or similar insect
Derived Forms
hamular, hamulate, hamulose, hamulous, adjective
Word Origin
C18: from Latin: a little hook, from hāmus hook
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hamulate in Medicine

hamulus ham·u·lus (hām'yə-ləs)
n. pl. ham·u·li (-lī')
A small hooklike projection or process, as at the end of a bone.

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