Definition of Hamate

1. Noun. The wrist bone in line with the 4th and 5th fingers.

Exact synonyms: Hamate Bone, Os Hamatum, Unciform Bone
Generic synonyms: Carpal, Carpal Bone, Wrist Bone



Definition of Hamate

1. a. Hooked; bent at the end into a hook; hamous.

Definition of Hamate

1. Adjective. (anatomy) Hooked at the tip. ¹

2. Noun. The hamate bone. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hamate

1. a wrist bone [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hamate

hamamelises
hamamelose
hamana-hamana-hamana
hamantasch
hamantaschen
hamantash
hamantashen
hamartia
hamartias
hamartoblastoma
hamartochondromatosis
hamartoma
hamartomas
hamartomatous
hamartophobia
hamate (current term)
hamate bone
hamate fracture
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hamathecia
hamathecium
hamatum
hamaul
hamauls
hamaxophobia
hambergite
hamble
hambled
hambles

Literary usage of Hamate

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1. Anatomy of the Human Body by Henry Gray (1918)
"surface articulates with the hamate by a smooth, concave, oblong facet, ... The hamate bone may be readily distinguished by its wedge-shaped form, ..."

2. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1913)
"The triangular articulates with three bones: the lunate laterally, the pisiform in front, the hamate distally; and with the triangular articular disk which ..."

3. The Anatomy of the human skeleton by Henry Morris, John Ernest Frazer (1914)
"Two dorsal bands pass to the fourth bone: viz., one from the hamate, and another from ... The fifth bone has only one band passing to it from the hamate. ..."

4. Botany of the United States North of Virginia: Comprising Descriptions of by Lewis Caleb Beck (1848)
"hamate, hooked, a bristle curved at the end. Head, a dense roundish cluster of sessile flowers. Hastate, shaped like a halbert; it differs from arrow-shaped ..."

5. Japanese-English and English-Japanese Dictionary by James Curtis Hepburn (1873)
"... to be addicted to gambling. Hamari-komu. To be plunged in, immersed in. HAMA-YUMI, n. A small bow used as a toy. hamate, n. Near the sea beach. ..."

6. Botany of the Northern and Middle States; Or A Description of the Plants by Lewis Caleb Beck (1833)
"hamate, hooked, a bristle curved at the end. Hastate, shaped like a halbert; it differs from arrow shaped in having the barbs or lateral portions more ..."

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