Hamulus

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Hamulus (Anat) A hook, or hooklike process.
    • Hamulus (Zoöl) A hooked barbicel of a feather.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hamulus Pl. hamuli (-lī). A little hook or hooklet. Specifically— In anatomy, a hook-like process of a bone. The hamulus lacrymalis is the hook-like process at the lower end of the vertical ridge of the lacrymal bone, which helps to bound the upper orifice of the lacrymal canal. The hamulus pterygoideus is the hook-like process of the pterygoid portion of the sphenoid bone, over which runs the tendon of the tensor palati muscle. (See cut under craniofacial.) The hamulus laminæ spiralis is the hook-like process in which the osseous spiral lamina ends at the apex of the cochlea.
    • n hamulus [capitalized] In zoology, a genus of mollusks.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Hamulus a small hook or hook-like process
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., a little hook
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. hamus, hook.

Usage

In literature:

At the summit it ends in a little hook named the hamulus.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 9" by Various
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