hamate


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ha·mate

 (hā′māt′) Anatomy
n.
A small, hook-shaped carpal bone of the wrist. Also called unciform.
adj.
Hooked at the tip.

[Latin hāmātus, hook-shaped, barbed, from hāmus, hook.]

hamate

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

ha•mate

(ˈheɪ meɪt)
n.
a bone of the carpus having a hooklike process projecting from the palmar surface.
Also called ham′ate bone`.
[1735–45; < Latin hāmātus hooked =hām(us) hook + -ātus -ate1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hamate - the wrist bone in line with the 4th and 5th fingershamate - the wrist bone in line with the 4th and 5th fingers
carpal, carpal bone, wrist bone - any of the eight small bones of the wrist of primates
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Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow says doctors removed the hook of the hamate bone, which was broken before Gurriel arrived at camp.
Axial T2-weighted images (Figure 2) demonstrate increased bone marrow signal within the hamate including the hook.
The radiographs of the upper limbs displayed the following features: curving of the humerus bones bilaterally, underdeveloped styloid process of the ulna bilaterally, postaxial polydactyly and clinodactyly bilaterally, hyperplastic capitate of the left wrist, undeveloped metacarpal for the extra digit in the left hand, and hypoplastic hamate of the right wrist.
The MH extended from the ulnar styloid to the dorsal edge of the triquetrum, hamate, and the base of the fifth metacarpal.
Pisiform and hamate are bones in which part of the human body?
Fracture of the hook of the hamate is indicated by tenderness in the region approximated by the intersection of Kaplan's line and the proximal extension line from the ring finger.
The 6-foot-4, 250-pound rookie popped 23 homers and led Miami with 73 RBI, partially offsetting the loss of Giancarlo Stanton, the club's top run producer, who required season-ending hamate bone surgery in June.
Arc I is the convex curve along the proximal surfaces of scaphoid, lunate, and triquetrum, arc II is the concave curve along the distal surfaces of scaphoid, lunate, and triquetrum, and arc III is the convex curve along the proximal surfaces of capitate and hamate.
Subsequently he underwent investigation, which revealed that there is a tiny broken piece of bone off the hook of hamate.