hooklike


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Adj.1.hooklike - having or resembling a hook (especially in the ability to grasp and hold); "hooklike thorns";
curved, curving - having or marked by a curve or smoothly rounded bend; "the curved tusks of a walrus"; "his curved lips suggested a smile but his eyes were hard"
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The canvas shows a golden cloud painted over a red strip, which drips down from the top and holds hooklike red arabesques over an otherwise predominantly patchy yellow surface.
Hooklike osteophytes at the metacarpal heads--with the "hooks" pointing proximally (rather than distally, as in rheumatoid arthritis) may be the only finding that could be called pathognomonic.