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- n. The hamate bone.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See unciform.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The outermost bone in the second vow of carpals, commonly called unciform (which see).
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The Hamate Bone (os hamatum; unciform bone) (Fig. 228).
(trapezium) can be felt between the radial styloid and the ball of the thumb, a little below the radial styloid; and the pisiform and hook of the hamatum (unciform) are palpable, slightly below and in front of the ulnar styloid.