Hamular

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Hamular Hooked; hooklike; hamate; as, the hamular process of the sphenoid bone.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • hamular Same as hamulate.
    • n hamular The hamular process or slender curved end of the pterygoid.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Hamular like a small hook
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. hamus, hook.

Usage

In literature:

They slope obliquely forwards, and end in curved, compressed, hamular processes.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 6" by Various
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