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lunule

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noun lu·nule \ˈlü-(ˌ)nyül\

Definition of lunule

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



Origin and Etymology of lunule

New Latin lunula, from Latin, crescent-shaped ornament, from diminutive of luna moon


First Known Use: 1828


Medical Dictionary

lunule

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noun lu·nule \ˈlü-(ˌ)nyü(ə)l\

Medical Definition of lunule

  1. :  lunula




Learn More about lunule

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of lunule Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about lunule


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