lunula definition

  • noun:
    • a little crescent-shaped structure or tagging, especially the white location at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
    • Something shaped like a crescent or half-moon; especially the pale location during the foot of the fingernail.
    • Same as lunule.
    • a thing that is formed like some moon or slim crescent; a lunule or lunulet.
    • especially— The free crescentic side and adjoining thin part of a semilunar device associated with the heart.
    • the little white semilunar level at foot of the man fingernails.
    • A crescentic impression on some bivalve shells; a lunule.
    • a little semicircular or crescentic area of shade; a lunulet.
    • [capitalized] A generic name written by Hitchcock to ichnolites of uncertain personality.
    • In math, a lune.
    • In entomology, a small depression on frons of a dipterous pest.
    • a crescent-shaped metal decoration for the Bronze Age
    • the crescent-shaped location at the base of the human being fingernail

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