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 bonefrom 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”).