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hook

(huk),
1. An instrument curved or bent near its tip, used for fixation of a part or traction.
2. ☆ official atlternate term for hamulus
[A.S. hōk]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

hook

(huk)
1. An instrument curved or bent near its tip, used for fixation of a part or traction.
2. Synonym(s): hamulus.
[A.S. hōk]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

hook

(huk)
1. An instrument curved or bent near its tip, used for fixation of a part or traction.
2. Synonym(s): hamulus.
[A.S. hōk]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Interactions with circle hooks resulted in a 91% hooking rate of which 95% of sharks were hooked in the jaw and only 3% were deep hookings (Fig.
Circle hooks had both a higher hooking rate and capture rate than J hooks.
Hooking the ball away from one opponent and toward his partner can cause confusion as to who should hit the shot, if not catch them totally off guard.
In summary, we predicted that hooking up among new students, both women and men, would be positively associated with permissive sexual attitudes (Hypothesis 1) and descriptive social norms (Hypothesis 2).
For each species, we compared rates of jaw (mouth) and deep hooking (gut, gills, or eyes) among hook types using a chi-square square test of independence.
Information on hook type, hooking location, and trauma (the presence of bleeding) was collected by the authors for all blue marlin, white marlin, and sailfish caught on trolled plain (naked) ballyhoo (Hemiramphus brasiliensis) baits during our PSAT tagging operations in the western North Atlantic from 2006 through 2009.
TAIL: Common for pinfish, grunts and others prone to swimming for the bottom, tail hooking allows the bait to tow the hook to its preferred depth with relative ease.
Hooking success (the ratio of hook-ups to strikes) was greatest for in-line J-hooks fished actively, and lowest for passively fished offset J-hooks and circle hooks.
Hooking damage (hook location and bleeding level) was found to be related to mortality and was also related to hook type.
Most of the time we nose-hook minnows with circles, but tail hooking works just fine when you choose a hook with enough shank for the minnow to slide out of the way of the hooking process.
the hook point remains fully exposed for optimal hooking.
A straight eye works fine, too, as does snelling a downturned eye, but I like the hooking efficiency of tying direct to the downturned eye."