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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.
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.