Definitions

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  • adj. Curved at the extremity.
  • adj. Shaped like a hook.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Hook-shaped.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Hamate or hamulate in form; unciform; uncinate.

Etymologies

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First attested in glossaries in 1842 and first used in 1870; either directly from the Latin hāmiformis (1651, 1806) or formed from the suffixation of its etymon, hāmus ("hook"), with the English -form.

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