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Medical Term:

hamate (bone)


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.

Synonym(s): hamatum, hooked bone, os hamatum, unciform bone, unciforme, uncinatum

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