Hamiform meaning

(conchology) Curved at the extremity.
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Shaped like a hook.
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Origin of hamiform

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.