hamate boneha·mate bone
a wedgelike bone on the side of the wrist connecting the wrist with the fourth and fifth metacarpals, which connect to the ring finger and little finger
Origin of hamate bone; from Classical Latin hamatus, having or shaped like a hook ; from hamus, a hook
(plural hamate bones)
- One of the eight bones of the wrist (carpals).
From Latin hāmātus (“hooked, crooked”).