Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A small hooklike projection or process, as at the end of a bone.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A hook, or hooklike process.
  • n. A hooked barbicel of a feather.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A hook, or hooklike process.
  • n. A hooked barbicel of a feather.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Pl. hamuli (-lī). A little hook or hooklet.
  • n. [capitalized] In zoology, a genus of mollusks.

Etymologies

Latin hāmulus, diminutive of hāmus, hook.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin, a little hook. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Between the tendon and the hamulus is a small bursa.

    XI. Splanchnology. 2b. The Fauces

  • The volar surface presents, at its lower and ulnar side, a curved, hook-like process, the hamulus, directed forward and lateralward.

    II. Osteology. 6b. The Hand. 1. The Carpus

  • The rest of the volar surface of the bony carpus is covered by tendons and the transverse carpal ligament, and is entirely concealed, with the exception of the hamulus of the hamate bone, which, however, is difficult to define.

    XII. Surface Anatomy and Surface Markings. 11. Surface Anatomy of the Upper Extremity

  • It arises from the convex surface of the hamulus of the hamate bone, and the volar surface of the transverse carpal ligament, and is inserted into the ulnar side of the base of the first phalanx of the little finger.

    IV. Myology. 1F. The Muscles and Fasciæ of the Hand

  • It arises from the convexity of the hamulus of the hamate bone, and contiguous portion of the transverse carpal ligament; it is inserted into the whole length of the metacarpal bone of the little finger, along its ulnar margin.

    IV. Myology. 1F. The Muscles and Fasciæ of the Hand

  • It is attached, medially, to the pisiform and the hamulus of the hamate bone; laterally, to the tuberosity of the navicular, and to the medial part of the volar surface and the ridge of the greater multangular.

    IV. Myology. 1F. The Muscles and Fasciæ of the Hand

  • The pterygomandibular raphé (pterygomandibular ligament) is a tendinous band of the buccopharyngeal fascia, attached by one extremity to the hamulus of the medial pterygoid plate, and by the other to the posterior end of the mylohyoid line of the mandible.

    IV. Myology. 4d. The Muscles of the Mouth

  • Descending vertically between the medial pterygoid plate and the Pterygoideus internus it ends in a tendon which winds around the pterygoid hamulus, being retained in this situation by some of the fibers of origin of the Pterygoideus internus.

    XI. Splanchnology. 2b. The Fauces

  • The crest, with a part of the orbital surface immediately behind it, gives origin to the lacrimal part of the Orbicularis oculi and ends below in a small, hook-like projection, the lacrimal hamulus, which articulates with the lacrimal tubercle of the maxilla, and completes the upper orifice of the lacrimal canal; it sometimes exists as a separate piece, and is then called the lesser lacrimal bone.

    II. Osteology. 5b. 3. The Lacrimal Bone

  • The medial pterygoid plate is long and narrow; on the lateral side of its base is the scaphoid fossa, for the origin of the Tensor veli palatini, and at its lower extremity the hamulus, around which the tendon of this muscle turns.

    II. Osteology. 5c. The Exterior of the Skull

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