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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.
See hamate bone.
ha·mate bone(ham'āt bōn)
The hooked bone on the ulnar side of the distal row of the carpus (wrist). Synonym: unciform bone
See also: os