from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Anatomy Hooked at the tip.
- n. A small, hook-shaped carpal bone of the wrist. Also called unciform.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Hooked at the tip.
- n. The hamate bone.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Hooked; bent at the end into a hook; hamous.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Hooked; entangled.
- In zoology, hooked; uncinate: same as hamulate.
- In botany, curved like a hook; hooked at the tip: said of hairs, spines, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the wrist bone in line with the 4th and 5th fingers
Latin hāmātus, from hāmus, hook.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)