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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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In addition, the status of certain specific landmarks such as the ulnar sesamoid or hamate bones can be used to obtain as estimate of the timing of the adolescent growth spurt.