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lunule definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: the crescent-shaped area at the base of the human fingernail [syn: half-moon, lunula, lunule]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: New Latin lunula, from Latin, crescent-shaped ornament, from diminutive of luna moon Date: 1828 a crescent-shaped body part or marking (as the whitish mark at the base of a fingernail)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Lunule Lu"nule, n. [F., fr. L. lunula, dim. of luna moon.] 1. (Anat.) Anything crescent-shaped; a crescent-shaped part or mark; a lunula, a lune. 2. (Chem.) A lune. See Lune. 3. (Zo["o]l.) (a) A small or narrow crescent. (b) A special area in front of the beak of many bivalve shells. It sometimes has the shape of a double crescent, but is oftener heart-shaped. See Illust. of Bivalve.



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