noun \ˈlü-(ˌ)nyül\

Definition of LUNULE

:  a crescent-shaped body part or marking (as the whitish mark at the base of a fingernail)

Origin of LUNULE

New Latin lunula, from Latin, crescent-shaped ornament, from diminutive of luna moon
First Known Use: 1828


noun \ˈlü-(ˌ)nyü(ə)l\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of LUNULE


Next Word in the Dictionary: lunulet
Previous Word in the Dictionary: lunulate
All Words Near: lunule

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up lunule? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).