lunule

noun
lu·​nule | \ ˈlü-(ˌ)nyül How to pronounce lunule (audio) \

Definition of lunule

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

First Known Use of lunule

1828, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lunule

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

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The first known use of lunule was in 1828

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“Lunule.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lunule. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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lunule

noun
lu·​nule | \ ˈlü-(ˌ)nyü(ə)l How to pronounce lunule (audio) \

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