lunate

adjective

lu·​nate ˈlü-ˌnāt How to pronounce lunate (audio)
: shaped like a crescent

Examples of lunate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This ligament is in the middle of the wrist between the scaphoid and lunate bones. Kelsey Conway, The Enquirer, 8 Jan. 2024

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Word History

Etymology

Latin lunatus, past participle of lunare to bend in a crescent, from luna

First Known Use

circa 1777, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lunate was circa 1777

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Cite this Entry

“Lunate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lunate. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

lunate

1 of 2 adjective
lu·​nate ˈlü-ˌnāt How to pronounce lunate (audio)
: shaped like a crescent

lunate

2 of 2 noun
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