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shaped like a hook, as the hamate bone (see anatomic Table of Bones in the Appendices). See also uncinate.
the bone on the medial (ulnar) side of the distal row of the carpus that features a distinct, anteriorly projecting hook; it articulates with the fourth and fifth metacarpal, triquetral, lunate, and capitate.
hamate/ham·ate/ (ham´āt) shaped like a hook.
A small, hook-shaped carpal bone of the wrist. Also called unciform.
Hooked at the tip.
ha·mate bone(ham'āt bōn)
1. Hooked at the tip.
2. One of the bones of the wrist.
2. the fourth carpal bone.